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St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.

St Giles' Cathedral lies on Edinburgh's Royal Mile about two thirds of the

way up from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Edinburgh Castle.

For the better part of a thousand years St Giles' has been at the physical and

spiritual heart of Scotland's capital city and many key moments in history

have been played out in or around it.

 

Although founded in about 1130, St Giles' central role in Edinburgh's life has subjected it to more change than seen in most churches.

As a result, most of the exterior dates back to a remodelling in the years to 1833.

The interior you see today comes from a restoration completed in 1883.

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Taken on October 9, 2010