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St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral

Entrance to St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Entrance to St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral

Located in Palmerston Place to the west of Edinburgh's New Town, this significant Neo-Gothic building is said to be the largest church constructed in Scotland since the reformation. Built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1879, it is topped by enormous twin towers in the west, which were later additions, and a central tower in the east, which rises to 84m (275 feet).

A member of the Anglican communion, the church has a notable choir and maintains a tradition of daily choral services. In 1978, this choir was the first in the UK to admit girls. The church also has a Father Willis organ.


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