Religious Sites Walking Tour, Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an enchanting city and home to numerous places of worship. The city is open to all religions and features magnificent Presbyterian and Catholic churches, the main two religions in Scotland; as well as Jewish synagogues and Islamic mosques, and even Buddhist centers. Check out this tour and visit some of Edinburgh’s beautiful religious sites.
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Religious Sites Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Religious Sites Walking Tour
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh (See other walking tours in Edinburgh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: Helen
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Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation

1) Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation

Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation is a Jewish cultural center where visitors can learn more about Jewish history, their religious principles and practice. The Hebrew Congregation organizes the Edinburgh Festival of Spirituality and Peace during the month of August. People can participate in different activities, public talks, panel events and film...   view more
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Buddhist Centre

2) Buddhist Centre

The Buddhist Centre is located on Melville Terrace. It offers different activities that involves its visitors in a friendly and comfortable environment. They offer interesting courses to learn about meditation and the practice of...   view more
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Barclay Viewforth Church of Scotland

3) Barclay Viewforth Church of Scotland

While in Edinburgh don’t miss a visit to the Barclay Viewforth Church of Scotland, which you will find in the Tollcross are of the city.

This beautiful church is a fine example of the Gothic Revival style that characterizes the ancient buildings in Scotland. It was built by Frederick Thomas Pilkington in 1864 and its 76 metre-high spire is one of the tallest in Edinburgh.

The ground floor of the building has seating around a heart-shaped auditorium and there are two tiers of galleries...   view more
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Mosque and Islamic Centre

4) Mosque and Islamic Centre

Edinburgh is a multi-religion city and you will find the Mosque and Islamic Centre on Potterrow.

The mosque was designed by Basil Al-Bayati and opened in 1998. The exterior has traditional Islamic features, but also touches of the Scot Baronial/Gothic Revival style. The main hall is large and sparsely decorated, with two chandeliers, a carpet and chairs for the elderly and disabled. It has two side entrances and the women’s galleries above overlook the hall. Out of respect for the religion,...   view more
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The Apostolic Church

5) The Apostolic Church

The Apostolic Church offers many activities, such as Alpha course, Kidzone, Inspiration Gospel Choir, Women's event, Men's breakfast, Prayer nights, Life classes and Housegroups. This beautiful Pentecostal church was founded in 1931 and it has recently changed its name to Life Church. It is best known for its large murals depicting archangels, angels, choirs, saints, martyrs and...   view more
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St. Anthony's Chapel (ruins)

6) St. Anthony's Chapel (ruins)

Edinburgh is an ancient city, but a busy, crowded one. Sometimes it’s good to get out of the hub and walk in the hills to clear your head. While you are out on a walk, you’ll probably see St Anthony’s Chapel on top of a hill and you’ll want to get closer to have a look at it.

The chapel overlooks St Margaret’s Loch and is perched on top of a rather steep hill, so you’ll have to have rather a lot of stamina and curiosity to get to the top.

Sadly, there are no definite records...   view more

Walking Tours in Edinburgh, Scotland

Create Your Own Walk in Edinburgh

Create Your Own Walk in Edinburgh

Creating your own self-guided walk in Edinburgh is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kids Entertainment Tour

Kids Entertainment Tour

Edinburgh is a city with a thousand and one things for children to enjoy. There are many sources of amusement for children of all ages, from tots to teens, such as playgrounds, toy stores, children's museums, sweet-shops, and wonderful ice cream stores to keep them happy. Take this tour and discover the best kids entertainment venues in Edinburgh!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Royal Mile Walking Tour

Royal Mile Walking Tour

The Royal Mile is not in fact a street, but the name given to a succession of streets forming a thoroughfare at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. The thoroughfare is about a mile long and runs between the famed Edinburgh Castle and the Holyrood Palace. The Mile is home to the Courts, St. Giles Cathedral, the City Chambers, John Knox's house, and also numerous shops and restaurants. Take the following tour and explore the famed Mile at your own pace!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town Walking Tour

With a lot of famous museums, art galleries, theaters, old churches, countless historic landmarks, shopping avenues and amazing architectural and recreational attractions all over the city, Edinburgh can seem quite daunting when it comes to sightseeing. The Old Town of Edinburgh, the oldest part of Scotland's capital, has preserved much of its medieval street plan and many Reformation-era buildings. The area is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. This self-guided tour will take you to the top attractions The Old Town has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
New Town Walking Tour

New Town Walking Tour

The New Town is a central area of Edinburgh, considered to be a masterpiece of historic city planing, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy, but also to an upmarket range of independent eateries and restaurants, as well as some of the best pubs and bars you will find in Edinburgh. Take the following tour to discover the most popular sights the New Town has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Famous Squares and Streets Walking Tour

Famous Squares and Streets Walking Tour

While in Edinburgh, discover the popular avenues, boulevards and streets that lead to its most famous squares. While exploring these streets, you can find a copious amount of historic and religious edifices, fashion boutiques, classy restaurants, famous market areas, and other sites. Check out the most popular Edinburgh squares and streets in the following self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Edinburgh without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Edinburgh, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km

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