One of my favorite places for prayer, however, is St. Giles Church on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It was the church of John Knox during the time of Mary Queen of Scots.
According to the church website: “Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).”
I love all the old in the church, but I also love the new, particularly the stained glass windows. This is a living church, contemporary in art and in its teachings of God’s word. I love that St Giles was a hermit (7th century) who later became abbot of the church, “who lived in France, became the patron of both town and church was probably due to the ancient ties between Scotland and France.”