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Canongate Kirk

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10:30 - 16:30)

30 September 2018 (13:30 - 16:30)


Canongate Kirk, The Kirk of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle, was founded in 1688.  The architecturally unique design is by James Smith, with aisles and a cruciform plan.  The finely built ashlar façade is in a Dutch architectural style and the luminous, columned baroque interior was wonderfully restored by Stewart Tod & Partners in 1947.  Various notable memorials in the kirkyard include the graves of Adam Smith and Robert Fergusson.

Year Of Young People: Tours of the kirk and kirkyard focused on young people and those who have affected their lives.  Display in the kirk foyer about the kirk’s involvement with young people and a quiz for children.


Key Information

Activities: Guided tours, visual displays, quiz for children.

Where to find us

  • 153 CANONGATE,
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 8BN