St Cuthbert's Parish Church

New Town

St Cuthbert's Parish Church was built in the 1890s on a site of great antiquity – there has been a church here since at least the 12th century, and perhaps since the 7th century. There is a circular watchtower in the graveyard – a reminder of the Burke and Hare days when graves had to be guarded against robbers.

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