St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Photos

St Giles' Cathedral is the High Kirk of Church of Scotland in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile has sections dating from 1385-1410. It is known for its crown steeple (15th C). It also hosts some fine stained glass and the royal Order of the Thistle Chapel (1910).

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Spires of former Tron Kirk & St. Giles on Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Duke of Buccleuch statue by Sir Joseph Boehm with bronze relief panels by William Birnie Rhind in front of St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Parliament square with Duke of Buccleuch statue in front of St. Giles Cathedral on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Giles Cathedral topped by typical Scottish crown steeple. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Spires of former Tron Kirk & St. Giles on Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland.Duke of Buccleuch statue (1887) by Sir Joseph Boehm with bronze relief panels by William Birnie Rhind in front of St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Parliament square with Duke of Buccleuch statue in front of St. Giles Cathedral on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Giles Cathedral topped by typical Scottish crown steeple (late 15th C). Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gothic entrance facade of St. Giles Cathedral on Royal Mile with parts of church dating from 1385-1410. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance arches & windows at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Kings & religious figure carvings flank entrance arch at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish crown steeple of St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gothic entrance facade of St. Giles Cathedral on Royal Mile with parts of church dating from 1385-1410. Edinburgh, Scotland.Entrance arches & windows at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Kings & religious figure carvings flank entrance arch at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish crown steeple (late 15th C) of St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish crown steeple of St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Market cross beside St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Market cross topped by unicorn beside St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Statue of Adam Smith beside St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish crown steeple (late 15th C) of St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Market cross (16th C & re-erected 1885) beside St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Market cross topped by unicorn beside St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Statue of Adam Smith beside St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Interior of at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Organ at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Modern hanging lamps at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Modern screen inside front entrance at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Interior of at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Organ at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Modern hanging lamps at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Modern screen inside front entrance at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Statue of John Knox by Pittendrigh MacGillivray at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved angel holding baptismal shell font at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Monument to Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Monument to Jacobi Graham, Marchionis of Montrose at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Statue of John Knox (1906) by Pittendrigh MacGillivray at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved angel holding baptismal shell font at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Monument to Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll (1661) at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Monument (1888) to Jacobi Graham, Marchionis of Montrose (1661) at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gothic ceiling at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Andrew in capstone of Gothic ceiling at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson bronze portrait relief by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns memorial stained glass window by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gothic ceiling at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.St. Andrew in capstone of Gothic ceiling at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Louis Stevenson bronze portrait relief (3rd version) (1900-3) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Robert Burns memorial stained glass window (1985) by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Upper section of Robert Burns memorial stained glass window by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Middle section of Robert Burns memorial stained glass window by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lower section of Robert Burns memorial stained glass window by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Pre-Raphaelite memorial stained glass window by Sir Edward Burne-Jones made by William Morris at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Upper section of Robert Burns memorial stained glass window (1985) by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Middle section of Robert Burns memorial stained glass window (1985) by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lower section of Robert Burns memorial stained glass window (1985) by Leifur Breidfjord at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Pre-Raphaelite memorial stained glass window (1886) by Sir Edward Burne-Jones made by William Morris at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Great window in north transept shows Christ stilling the tempest & walking on the sea stained glass window by Douglas Strachan of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of Christ stilling the tempest & walking on the sea stained glass window by Douglas Strachan of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass window with saints of early Christian Church in Scotland - St. Columba, St. Andrew, St. Cuthbert, St. Margaret, St. Giles, St. David at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass window with figures representing Faith, Hope, Charity, Truth, Justice, & Mercy at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Great window in north transept shows Christ stilling the tempest & walking on the sea stained glass window by Douglas Strachan of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of Christ stilling the tempest & walking on the sea stained glass window by Douglas Strachan of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass window with saints of early Christian Church in Scotland - St. Columba, St. Andrew, St. Cuthbert, St. Margaret, St. Giles, St. David at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass window with figures representing Faith, Hope, Charity, Truth, Justice, & Mercy at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Solomon dedicating the Temple stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Nativity; Presentation in the Temple; Flight into Egypt; Disputation with the Doctors stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Baptism of our Lord; Calling of the Apostles; First Miracle at Cana; Healing the Sick stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Last Supper; Christ's Agony in the Garden; Betrayal; Christ bearing the Cross stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Solomon dedicating the Temple stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Nativity; Presentation in the Temple; Flight into Egypt; Disputation with the Doctors stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Baptism of our Lord; Calling of the Apostles; First Miracle at Cana; Healing the Sick stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Last Supper; Christ's Agony in the Garden; Betrayal; Christ bearing the Cross stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Crucifixion & Ascension stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Angels appearing to women at Holy Sepulchre; Christ appears to Mary Magdalene, to St. Thomas & to Disciples stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Conversion of Saul; Paul preaching in Athens stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.John Knox preaching at Regent Moray's Funeral Service stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Crucifixion & Ascension stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Angels appearing to women at Holy Sepulchre; Christ appears to Mary Magdalene, to St. Thomas & to Disciples stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Conversion of Saul; Paul preaching in Athens stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.John Knox preaching at Regent Moray's Funeral Service stained glass windows by Ballantine of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chapel of the Thistle exterior at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wood panels & alter in Order of the Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling with several coats of arms in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling details in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chapel of the Thistle exterior (1909-11) at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wood panels & alter in Order of the Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling with several coats of arms in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceiling details in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceiling detail of pelican tending young in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gothic canopies around walls of Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gothic canopies with carving of St. Margaret of Scotland teaching children at Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceiling detail of pelican tending young in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gothic canopies around walls of Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Gothic canopies with carving of St. Margaret of Scotland teaching children at Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crest of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Arms of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Arms of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Royal crest of Scotland in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved bagpiper in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Arms of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Arms of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Royal crest of Scotland in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved bagpiper in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved angel of evangelist St. Mathew in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved wing bull of evangelist St. Luke in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved eagle of evangelist St. John in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved animals in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved angel of evangelist St. Mathew in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved wing bull of evangelist St. Luke in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved eagle of evangelist St. John in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved animals in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved scimitar oryx in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved dog in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved bear in muzzle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved monkey eating fruit in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved scimitar oryx in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved dog in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved bear in muzzle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved monkey eating fruit in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved otter eating fish in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved elephant in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved otter eating fish in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved elephant in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stained glass in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland.

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