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This should be a three-star, must-see attraction, but access to the public is limited by the evangelic reformed Free Kirk of Scotland congregation that worships here. Nevertheless, the church remains the most visible landmark attributed to the city's other great architect, Alexander "Greek" Thomson. Built in 1859, the stone edifice offers two classic Greek porticos facing north and south, aside which a clock tower rises, decorated in all manner of exotic yet curiously sympathetic Egyptian, Assyrian, and even Indian-looking motifs and designs. The interior is surprisingly colorful.