St Giles Cathedral, Scotland, Photos, History, Scottish Kirk, Image

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh : Architecture

St Giles Church, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland – Architecture

St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh

Edinburgh Cathedral
St Giles Cathedral: photo © Adrian Welch

Scotland’s National Cathedral
Admission to St Giles Cathedral is free: visitors are invited to make a donation of £2 per person

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photo © Adrian Welch

St Giles Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. It is also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle.

St Giles Cathedral
St Giles Cathedral: photograph © Adrian Welch

St Giles has a notable collection of stained glass windows and around two hundred memorials. The flying buttresses form a beautiful corwn to the building that make it a loved Edinburgh landmark.

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Contact St Giles’ Cathedral:

St Giles Cathedral renewal works : Campbell & Arnott Architects

Duke of Buccleuch statue outside St Giles Cathedral:
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St Giles Cathedral Architect
Campbell and Arnott Architects has been actively involved as cathedral architect since 1990 – the new organ was their first project there. Since that time they have been responsible for a major programme of fabric repair (roofs, masonry, windows) as well as various interior projects.

St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh
building photo © Adrian Welch

Prototype chandelier for St Giles
This chandelier was designed by dpa lighting in conjunction with Campbell and Arnott Architects

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Mike Stoane chandelier at St Giles Cathedral: image from Mike Stoane Lighting in 2005

St Giles Cathedral Disabled Access

Disabled Access proposals are proposed by Morris and Steedman Associates. Morris and Steedman have contributed to studies on the future of the City of Edinburgh, notably the City Lighting Vision and the Old Town Visitor Strategy.

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St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh: Disabled Access image from Morris and Steedman, Model by Campbell and Arnott Architects

St Giles Cathedral context – Parliament House

Key Morris and Steedman associates projects:

Corrour Lodge with
Moshe Safdie

Edinburgh Church

Scottish Castles

Edinburgh walking tours

Context for St Giles Cathedral: Royal Mile

Rosslyn Chapel

Featured Edinburgh Religious Buildings:

St Mary’s Cathedral
St Mary's Cathedral
picture © Adrian Welch

St Peter’s Church
St Peter's Church interior
photograph : Keith Hunter

Canongate Kirk
Canongate Kirk
photo © Adrian Welch

Tron Kirk
Tron Kirk Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Church

St Giles Cathedral context – Old Scottish Parliament

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