City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

St Mary's Cathedral


St Mary's Cathedral
23 Palmerston Place,
Edinburgh EH12 5AW
Melville Street at dusk
Venue details
Edinburgh Area: 
New Town, Edinburgh
Telephone (info): 
0131 225 6293
Telephone (box office): 
0131 226 0000 (Fringe)
Edinburgh Fringe Venue: 
91

Edinburgh has many buildings with steeples, but few are as dramatic as St Mary's a three-steepled cathedral that dominates the view Westward down Melville Street in Edinburgh's New Town. The main spire is 270 feet high.

St Mary's continues a tradition of daily choral services sung by the cathedral choir - a magnificent concert venue. The Song School is covered by murals by renowned artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.

The sandstone used to construct most of St Mary's was quarried locally at Craigleith.

The Scottish Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, it was consecrated in 1879 and continues to welcome all to regular services.

There is also a small shop.