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St Cuthbert's Church

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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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What a great day to wander about a graveyard !!

A very well kept historic graveyard in the middle of Princes Street Gardens and just below Princes Street and the buses and trams - not that you would know that as this place is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

this is among the oldest churches in edinburgh with a reputedly haunted grave yard worth a visit if you are passing.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A very well kept historic graveyard in the middle of Princes Street Gardens and just below Princes Street and the buses and trams - not that you would know that as this place is very tranquil. Well worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were intent on walking into as many churches as we could on Princes St and by the time we got to St Cuthbert, we were ready to call it the last one. And I believe that the spirit of Agatha Christie led me to the church where her second marriage was held as I am an avid fan! In... More 

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Bathurst, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My interest in St Cuthbert's Church began with reading an opinion that the design might resemble the Templar model. Given the Templar history of Scotland this piqued my interest. It is the graveyard, however which attracted most of my attention. In addition to the interesting grave markers it offers a splendid and somewhat unusual angle from which to photograph the... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We love trawling around churches and churchyards, it was a wonderful church and the people inside were very informative but the graveyard is def worth a visit.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

One of a pair of churches at the west end of Princes Street this church is set in a ravine beside St John's church which is on the street corner. On the day I visited this church was closed for a memorial for the Battle of the Somme but I was allowed to look inside especially as Canadians also fought... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

St Cuthbert`s Church is located in the end of princes gardens and is a very nice church with a graveyard.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

It sits at one end of the Prices Street Gardens and below the castle in the hollow between Princes Street and the castle. It is a very impressive old building with many gravestones scattered around a large cemetery and garden area. It is normally open to visitors but does close on special occasions. The site has been used for worship... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The imposing parish church with three towers was built in 1894 and is located at the edge of Princes Street Gardens in the center of Edinburgh, Scotland. It's dedicated to Celtic missionary St.Cuthbert (634-87) who allegedly preached in the first of seven earlier churches on this site. The interior has a wide nave with an isle between two rows of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Wonderful church for concerts. We heard the national scottish choir sing with the symphony in this beautiful church and the experience was great.

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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