City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Duddingston Kirk


Duddingston Kirk
Old Church Lane,
Edinburgh EH15 3PX
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
Duddingston, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 661 4240
Edinburgh Fringe Venue: 
121

Duddingston Kirk lies on the south-east slopes of Arthur's Seat.  Part of the Church of Scotland, it is one of the oldest churches still in use in Scotland.

The church was founded in the 12th century by a Norman Knight on land given to him by King David I of Scotland.

The secluded Manse Garden lies next to the church, where the lower slopes of Arthur's Seat meet Duddingston Loch, and operates as a venue during the Fringe.

The kirk has three spaces available for rental:

The church hall seats about 120 (or 80 with tables), the McGregor Room seats 20, and the modern Millar Hall seats 60.