NT2573 : The Cathedral of St Giles, Edinburgh

taken 10 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

The Cathedral of St Giles, Edinburgh
The Cathedral of St Giles, Edinburgh
The historic City Church of Edinburgh with its famed crown spire, on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is Presbyterianism's Mother Church and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

There is record of a parish church in Edinburgh by the year 854, served by a vicar from a monastic house, probably in England. It is possible that the first church, a modest affair, was in use for several centuries before it was formally dedicated by the bishop of St Andrews on 6 October 1243. The parish church of Edinburgh was subsequently reconsecrated and named in honour of the patron saint of the town, St Giles, whose feast day is celebrated on 1 September.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 July, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 26 July, 2007
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Cathedral   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 254 735 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9671N 3:11.6918W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 254 735
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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