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Duddingston Kirk

Door open days

Edinburgh

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”.

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Key Information

Building Date: 12th century

Where to find us

Address
  • Old Church Lane
  • Edinburgh
  • EH15 3PX