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“Edinburgh Castle's Gem”

Ranked #102 of 433 things to do in Edinburgh
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Owner description: This stately chapel is the only original building left in the Edinburgh Castle complex.
Reviewed 30 March 2014

If at all possible then try to visit the chapel, set in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, when it is quiet. Then it is all the better to appreciate this simple building, absolutely saturated with history and with the most beautiful, small, stained glass windows. It may be easy to miss while milling around the castle, situated on top of a hill within the main part of the castle and when stuffed full of people it loses some of it's atmosphere and magic but it has to be the best part of the castle in my opinion.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

As we were walking around Edinburgh Castle, we came across the chapel.

It is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh. From the outside, it is a very plain looking structure. As you walk in, you find a very simple chapel with lovely windows.

Everyone seemed to be quiet as they passed through.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

This very small chapel is at the top of the castle. Don't expectc a grand site as you would in many European churches, but appreciate that you are entering a place where many royals have walked and prayed over hindreds of years.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

If you are walking to Arthur's Seat, this is a nice stop overlooking the small loch below. Also a first good stop for pictures overlooking Hollyrood Palace.

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Such a tiny, well-cared-for chapel. Beautiful tiny stained glass windows. A great little treasure while visiting Edinburgh Castle.

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