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This stately chapel is the only original building left in the Edinburgh Castle complex.
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chapel is part of the castle - and it is quite small. Yet - this does not detract from its beauty, which comes from understanding its place in history. What an amazing story and the fact that we still can see this is remarkable....More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the oldest building in the Edinburgh Castle complex. If you like opulence in your religious buildings this is not going to be your cup of tea, it is however perfect for history lovers.

Thank 615anitah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the chapel dates back to the beginning of the 12th century and this fact should be recognized and appreciated, but its bare walls did not impress me. However, the fact that Robert the Bruce destroyed all the buildings in the castle, but saved this...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Built in 1130, this tiny chapel was dedicated to Queen Margaret who lived in 1000's. It's small and was crowded but the windows are lovely (not sure when they went in). There was a long line but it moved pretty fast since it was a...More

Thank pebbleskip
Reviewed 13 September 2018

St. Margaret's Chapel is the oldest building on Edinburgh Hill - a small, relatively austere Normal chapel built by David I in 1510 and restored in the 1840s. Worshiping place of the early Scottish royal families is sits just above the more impressive, but much...More

Thank J H H
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This little chapel is the oldest structure in the Edinburgh Castle complex and dates to 1130. It is tiny and understated but worth a few moments of your time.

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A quaint, well preserved chapel within the Edinburgh Castle. Very interesting and historic. A must see when visiting the castle.

Thank Pitt-Duq
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 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.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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