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Attraction: St Giles' Cathedral
St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its
famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle
and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of
Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle
(Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen). The
church has been one of Edinburgh's religious focal points for
approximately 900 years. Today it is sometimes regarded as the mother
church of Presbyterianism.
name implies, the cathedral is dedicated to St. Giles, who was the
patron saint of Edinburgh as well as of cripples and lepers. He was a
very popular saint in the Middle Ages.
St Giles ::- Born: 6th
c. AD Birthplace: Athens, Greece