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Duddingston Kirk

Door open days


This 12th century church is located in Duddingston Village. Built c1124 on land granted to Kelso Abbey by King David I, it originally consisted of a chancel and nave. The original entrance includes a particularly fine example of Scoto-Norman stone carving. The Prestonfield Aisle was added 1631 and includes burial vaults. In 1968 the interior was reordered to reflect the Post-Reformation layout. The entrance to the mainly Georgian kirkyard is notable for its gatehouse, built as a lookout point to deter bodysnatchers.


Key Information

Building Date: 12th century

Guided tours, scenic garden walks.

Where to find us

  • Old Church Lane
  • Edinburgh
  • EH15 3PX