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Canongate Kirk & Kirkyard

Door open days

23 September 2017 (10.30-16.30)

24 September 2017 (13.30-16.30)

Edinburgh

The kirk was founded in 1688.  The unique design is by James Smith, with aisles and a cruciform plan. The fine ashlar façade is in a Dutch architectural style and the luminous, columned baroque interior was restored by Stewart Tod & Partners in 1947.  Notable memorials in the kirkyard include the graves of Adam Smith and Robert Fergusson. The Friends of Canongate Kirkyard will provide tours of the kirk and kirkyard, focusing on individuals who had important new Town connections such as Lord Provost Drummond who was responsible for the building of North Bridge. 

Facilities

Key Information

Architect: James Smith

Building Date: 1691

ACTIVITIES: guided tours

www.canongatekirk.org.uk

Where to find us

Address
  • Canongate
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 8BN