St Giles

 Possibly founded in the 12th century and dedicated to St Giles, the present building was erected in the 14th and continued to be extended until the early 16th century. The church was given collegiate status by Pope Paul II. Major alterations were undertaken in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the addition of the Thistle Chapel. St Giles is closely associated with many important figures and events in Scottish history, including John Knox who served as the church’s minister following the Scottish Reformation which changed the course of the country’s history.

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