Punctuating its picturesque skyline, the churches of Edinburgh have provided the settings for many of the great events which have shaped the nation. Diverse in character, design, age and denomination, Edinburgh's churches offer a fascinating insight to the life of the city. Full of vital information, this handy guide will allow both tourists and locals to explore the incredible rich history of Edinburgh and Midlothian.
Whether you want to learn more about the diverse architecture and turbulent history of Scotland's churches, or find somewhere to worship this coming Sunday, the Sacred Places series provides the perfect starting point.
"Sacred Places" includes an introduction to the series by Princess Anne and a description of the history and culture of the area by expert John Hume.
- St Giles' Cathedral
- Rosslyn Chapel
- St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral
- St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
- St John the Evangelist
- The Quaker Meeting House and many more
Areas covered include
- Edinburgh Old Town
- Edinburgh New Town
- Edinburgh Calton
- Edinburgh West End
- Edinburgh Tollcross
- Edinburgh South
- Edinburgh East
- Edinburgh North
- Edinburgh Leith
- Edinburgh West
- Opening hours
-Over 100 illustrations
- Colour photographs
- Index of churches
- Fascinating articles on churches in Edinburgh and Midlothian by John Hume and Canon Allan Maclean
Sacred Edinburgh & Midlothian is part of a new series. Also available are Sacred Fife & the Forth Valley and Sacred South-West Scotland
SCOTLAND'S CHURCHES SCHEME is a charity which promotes spiritual understanding in a multi-denominational context by enabling the public to appreciate all buildings designed for worship and active as living churches. It promotes the common purpose of mission and education by opening Scotland's churches and welcoming visitors, tourists and pilgrims.