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St Mary's Church

Sidegate, Haddington EH41 4BZ, Scotland
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Fantastic Building

This is the longest parish church in Scotland. The roof is supported on what appears to be stone... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Iain S
Lanark, United Kingdom
well worth spending tome

A beautiful, ancient Church which evidently functions as a family working Chirch. Very welcoming... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Haddington, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit” (6 reviews)
“the river” (5 reviews)
Sidegate, Haddington EH41 4BZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is the longest parish church in Scotland. The roof is supported on what appears to be stone columns but they are in fact made of oak with stone applied externally. There has been ongoing restoration work for many years and they are doing an...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful, ancient Church which evidently functions as a family working Chirch. Very welcoming with guide options and an interesting craft stall. Frequently used for concerts. There is a most peaceful garden just by the Church with a unique laburnum archeayed path.

Thank geomus
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This church should be more properly be called a cathedral due to its size. Almost destroyed in the Rough Wooing, the west wing was made usable in reformation times then underwent a Victorian makeover. There are some beautiful painted and stained glass windows. In the...More

Thank EDoyle8664
Reviewed 3 September 2017

My daughter-in-law and I were in Scotland researching our family tree. We knew we had ancestors buried in the cemetery there and carefully searched the grounds around the church. after an hour of this, we noticed a gentleman pull up to one of the side...More

Thank AussieM8
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We traveled to St. Mary's Church in Haddington to see the stained glass windows by Edward Bourne Jones. When we arrived, the church was closed, but we enjoyed a lovely stroll through the gardens and down the quintessentially British Tyne River. Peaceful and very romantic....More

Thank eemahleh
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I learned about this church at the John Gray Museum around the corner and thought it was worth a visit. I am so glad I did! The church itself had been restored since being seized by Henry VI's army in the 1500's. You can even...More

Thank BriKH23
Reviewed 9 June 2017

As we were on the way to Dunbar, we passed Haddington so we stopped for a while at this church but we were too early. The church will be opened at 01.30 pm. The graveyard is clean and well kept.one. We walked around at the...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Give yourself plenty of time to learn about the reconstruction and the church history. The adjacent can grave yards and gardens are very pretty and peaceful. The docents are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank KAOSeattle
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We are new to Haddington and have sought out St Mary's for worship. It has a fabulous history and is a magnificent building. All who attend are more than welcoming and the minister Jennifer is a super, realistic and approachable lady. It is worth a...More

Thank Jacky D
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The inside of this Church is beautiful with some lovely stained glass windows. Peaceful and friendly staff with good, free information handouts. It's incredible to think almost half of it had no roof until 1971/2! A must see when in Haddington.

Thank ScottishTemplar
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