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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
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
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
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
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
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.