Tron Kirk

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Tron Kirk information

Location
Edinburgh , Scotland
Address
cnr High St & South Bridge
Telephone
+44 131 225 8408
Getting there
Bus: all South Bridge buses
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. There are long-term plans to transform it into a visitor centre celebrating Scotland's Unesco World Heritage sites, but meanwhile it houses a colourful flea market complete with pizza stall and occasional live entertainment.