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St Cuthbert's Church

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Princes Street and Gardens
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Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Memento Mori Headstones

I adore old graveyards that are steeped in history and have stories to tell, so I planned my trip to Edinburgh to see Greyfriar's churchyard. When I announced my planned visit, I... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I adore old graveyards that are steeped in history and have stories to tell, so I planned my trip to Edinburgh to see Greyfriar's churchyard. When I announced my planned visit, I was advised to visit St Cuthbert's churchyard, which is in the center of Edinburgh and I was amazed. This is truly a beautiful graveyard with wonderful old Memento... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Had a good walk around this city, including up Calton hill, where a looked down upon the city and it's sleepy spires, one of the nearer ones was St Cuthbert's a building that swings along quite well with the ambience of the city, unlike some carbuncles you would see around and about.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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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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Reviewed 24 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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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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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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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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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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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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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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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