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Another Holyrood Park Discovery

Stumbled across these ruins when I was headed down from the top of the park. What a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cara C
Boston, Massachusetts
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Fascinating Site, Great Views of St Margaret's Loch and Arthur's Seat

The chapel is a landmark and stands near the start of the easy route up to Arthur's Seat. Only the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Holyrood Park Education Centre 1 Queen's Drive | Holyrood Park, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across these ruins when I was headed down from the top of the park. What a great surprise! The ruins are lovely and it’s so cool to turn around and see exactly where you were standing from the bottom.

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The chapel is a landmark and stands near the start of the easy route up to Arthur's Seat. Only the north facing wall stands with some architectural detail indicating the splendour that once existed here. A good interpretation board an a bespoke path up from...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Calked here on the way to Arthur’s Seat. Well worth a visit, nice views of the city from here. Not far to walk from nearby car park, walk isn’t too steep but can be a little muddy.

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 8 February 2018

St. Anthony's Chapel is located in Hollyrood Park and should not be missed. From the top of the small hill it is looking at St. Margaret's Loch, a small pond with swans and ducks. The chapel should definitely be visited by the people who are...More

1  Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Chapel whose date of construction is unknown, worth the visit both for being an old Christian site and, the view and peace that the place provides.

Thank LeonPrates
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

From the top of Arthur’s Seat I spotted a ruin adjacent to the trail down to Holyrood Palace. It is the remnant of an old church. Below there is a picturesque pond with swans and ducks. 🦆

1  Thank Dan O
Reviewed 13 August 2017

just a few steps off the main trail which heads up to arthur's seat you can divert off and see this ruin. It's much lower down and actually I think photos at this level turn out better than they do at the very top!

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This ruins stands on a rocky outcrop high above St Margaret's Loch in Holyrood Park. The origin of St. Anthony's Chapel is unknown but it was built no later than the 15th century. The chapel is now a ruin. Mysterious and fascinating, it provided a...More

1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is within Holyrood Park and a there is an easy way to get to the chapel ruins and a hard way to get to the ruins... ...but it is worth the hike. The ruins are nice and the view down to the city is...More

1  Thank Chipchick
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My husband and I hiked up to Arthur's Seat via Dalkeith Road and descended to the Parliament/Palace area. Near the end of the hike, we took a short path off the main trail and here surprised to find St. Anthony's Chapel. The weather was beautiful,...More

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