St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh's Old Town is the main church of the Church of Scotland and a major landmark in the country's capital.
Already in the year 854 a church stood at this place. In the course of time, the building was rebuilt and renovated several times, for example when it was damaged by fire. The main church of the town is dedicated to St. Giles, the holy Egidius. In the 17th century the church was twice elevated to cathedral status, but both times it lost this status quite quickly. In the 19th and 20th centuries, St. Giles' Cathedral underwent extensive restoration. The church even has underfloor heating. Many tourists come to the church to admire the impressive building from inside and outside. Located in the middle of the old town, the building is easy to reach. Rumours have it that St. Giles' Cathedral inspired the famous author J. K. Rowling to write her Harry Potter books. The striking and handsome building allows a connection to the magical world easily.