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St Giles’ Cathedral

The historic St Giles’ Cathedral is an iconic building in Scotland’s capital. Founded in about 1124, it has been a beacon of worship throughout Edinburgh’s rich and turbulent past. From a small modest church in the 12th century to a rigorous renewal programme in the 20th century. St Giles’ magnificent architecture, famed crown spire, carvings and stained glass windows make it one of the most beautiful churches in Edinburgh.