St John's Episcopal Church


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Designed in the perpendicular Gothic style by William Burn, who also built the Melville Monument in St Andrew Square, St John's began life in 1816, just before the Act of Parliament that outlawed any further building on Princes Street Gardens; as such, the church's view of Edinburgh Castle is legally protected. The collection of stained glass is said to be the finest in Scotland, although the church's relentless 19th-century worthiness and sheer Victorian vulgarity can be overwhelming. At the north-eastern end of the church, the external mural area often features thought-provoking, politicised images.

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St John's Episcopal Church details

3 Lothian Road

Area West End & New Town

Transport Princes Street buses

Telephone 0131 229 7565

St John's Episcopal Church website

Open 8am-4.45pm Mon-Fri; 8am-noon Sat.

Admission free.

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