Duddingston Parish Church

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Duddingston Parish Church information

Location
Edinburgh , Scotland
Address
Old Church Lane
Getting there
Bus: 42
More information
www.duddingstonkirk.co.uk
Opening hours
church 1-4pm Thu & 2-4pm Sun Aug only, kirkyard dawn-dusk
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Poised on a promontory overlooking Duddingston Loch, this church is one of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh, with some interesting medieval relics at the kirkyard gate: the Joug , a metal collar that was used, like the stocks, to tether criminals and sinners, and the Loupin-On Stane , a stone step to help gouty and corpulent parishioners get onto their horses. The early-19th-century watchtower inside the gate was built to deter body-snatchers.