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Edinburgh: A City of Faith (walking tour)

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July 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm


This year marks the start of celebrations to mark the 900th birthday of Edinburgh.

King St David – son of St Margaret – issued the charter to create the royal burgh in 1124. The foundation of the city was closely linked to David’s establishment of monasteries, one of which was in this city at Holyrood.

This walking tour will journey around some of the key sites in the centre of Scotland’s capital, that have been centres of the worship of God. Includes Holyrood Abbey, St Patrick's and St Cuthbert's

  • The tour will leave from St Mary’s Cathedral, Broughton Street, at 9:30am.
  • Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Cushley at St Patrick’s, Cowgate at 12:30pm.
  • Tour concludes at St Cuthbert’s on Lothian Road.

The tour is free, simply turn up on the day. Bring something for lunch, plenty of water and good walking shoes. Please check the weather forecast and bring a waterproof if required.

Event organised by St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. Tour contact: frrobert.taylor@staned.org.uk


July 13
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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St Mary's Cathedral
Broughton Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3JR United Kingdom
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Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh
Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh, Charity No. SC008540