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St. Giles` Cathedral (Edinburgh)

St. Giles` Cathedral is one of the best known religious buildings in Scotland. It is in Edinburgh, the country`s historic capital.

St. Giles` has a fine location, being situated along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh`s Old Town, between Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse.

There has been a church on the site from the 9th century, but the present building dates from the 14th century.

Originally a parish church, it became a collegiate foundation in 1486, under James VI, and underwent many alterations around the time of the Reformation and after.

St. Giles` has a famous lantern tower in the form of a crown.

The Chapel of the Knights of the Thistle was built in 1910.

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