Tron Kirk

sights / Architecture

Tron Kirk information

Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Street cnr High St & South Bridge
+44 225 8408
Getting there
bus all South Bridge buses
admission free
Opening hours
10am-5.30pm Apr-Oct, noon-5pm Nov-Mar
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Built in 1637, and taking its name from the tron, or public weighbridge, that once stood on the site, this church is famous for its magnificent oak hammer-beam roof, which rivals that in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle. The floor has been excavated by archaeologists to reveal the cobbled surface of Marlin’s Wynd, a late-16th-century alley with the remains of cellars, staircases and medieval drains on either side.