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St. Margaret's Chapel

Edinburgh, Scotland
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This stately chapel is the only original building left in the Edinburgh Castle complex.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Old Town
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"oldest building"
in 18 reviews
"edinburgh castle"
in 25 reviews
"stained glass"
in 5 reviews
"castle grounds"
in 5 reviews
"castle rock"
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"highest point"
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"surviving"
in 8 reviews
"century"
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"prayer"
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"guild"
in 2 reviews
"scotland"
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"constructed"
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"worship"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was so tiny and congested you can't really enjoy the atmosphere of visiting this chapeland the peaceful it is intended for

Thank John P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St.Margaret's chapel is a very small chapel inside the Edinburgh castle. It is supposed to be the oldest building in Edinburgh. Well maintained place.

1  Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The oldeste building in Scotland. A very tiny chaple almost on top of Edinburg Castle. It is very nice and is a "have to visit" when you are in the castle.

Thank Niels K
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

What a location , very old Chapel, walking up to the chapel felt like a Celebrity! Lovely helpful staff at the Castle and sorted the wedding party out , we're we should be ect . Lovely romantic place ! The tots off Scottish whiskey warmed...More

Thank jmason76
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

A very small chapel within the castle grounds... in all honesty there isn't much to see and it is crowded all the time, as everybody seems curious to get in. The windows aren't special, there really isn't anything special here...

Thank Ronald_jelle
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is the oldest building within the castle and it is built on the high-point of the hilltop. It is a plain and ordinary 10x5 m room with an alter table covered by an ornately embroidered cloth. A stitched kneeling rug is spread on the...More

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Wonderful little chapel steeped in history it is a must see whilst at the castle even if you visit when castle is busy. Whilst there if you lean over the wall by the chapel you will see the little pet cemetery too.

Thank djoyce681
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland, is my 24th Great-Grandmother. Our visit had meaning. Built by her youngest son, David I (1124-53), on the highest point of castle rock, it has survived twenty-six recorded sieges and is held as the only structure not destroyed over the...More

1  Thank TomGauthier
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

St Margaret's Chapel, in Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotland. An example of Romanesque architecture, it is a category A listed building. It was constructed in the 12th century, but fell into disuse after the Reformation. In the 19th century the...More

Thank tfizzle
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A small chapel at the top of the castle. A place where royalty worshipped. Very small but worth a look. Views from the chapel are some of the best in Edinburg.

Thank wick1979
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