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St Giles Cathedral

St Giles Cathedral, with its stunning gothic architecture, is one of the most important points of interest in Edinburgh. Situated on the Royal Mile in the 'Old Town' of the city, the Cathedral is not only a place of worship but an also an awe-inspiring building with magnificent architecture and grounds. Although it is contested what year the church was originally built, it was first documented in 835. The Cathedral as we know it today was built in approximately 1120.

Since then, it has undergone major restoration several times as well as loosing and gaining its title as 'Cathedral'. In the Sixteenth Century, John Knox preached at St Giles and his body was buried in the cemetery South of the church. His memory lives on today at St Giles in the sculpture of him in the grounds of the Cathedral.