Edinburgh has many buildings with steeples, but few are as dramatic as St Mary's a three-steepled cathedral that dominates the view Westward down Melville Street in Edinburgh's New Town. The main spire is 270 feet high.
St Mary's continues a tradition of daily choral services sung by the cathedral choir - a magnificent concert venue. The Song School is covered by murals by renowned artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
The sandstone used to construct most of St Mary's was quarried locally at Craigleith.
The Scottish Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh, it was consecrated in 1879 and continues to welcome all to regular services.
There is also a small shop.