St Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Edinburgh

Look at me catching up on posts! Yes, this is the much-awaited sequel to my Edinburgh post that I made over a week ago. I thought I’d post these photographs separately since there is a bunch of them and they’re thematically somewhat separate from the others. I’m sorry again for the delay, finals and all that.

What we’re looking at here is the churchyard that surrounds St Cuthbert’s church in Edinburgh, a nineteenth century construction, which might have been in use since the sixteenth century. Many of these graves are eighteenth and nineteenth century, however.

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Memorial to Rev. David Dickson (c.1840) by Alexander Handyside Ritchie.

Memorial to Rev. David Dickson (c.1840) by Alexander Handyside Ritchie.

Memento Mori themes and skulls are extremely popular motifs here.

Memento Mori themes and skulls are extremely popular motifs here.

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And, of course, great views of the Castle from below!

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Not a bad haul of photos for one afternoon, huh? :)

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About Mary Rose

A student blogger with a passion for travel, tea, and the art world. I’m also a published short fiction and poetry writer, an amateur photographer, and a burgeoning wine snob.
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2 Responses to St Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Edinburgh

  1. You take really nice pictures. What a beautiful place!

  2. Pat D says:

    Just stumbled across these amazing pics – just stunning.
    I was born in Edinburgh, moved away when I was a kid – I never knew this place existed.

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