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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 4 weeks ago

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 September 13, 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

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Reviewed August 17, 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 July 3, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 15, 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 May 29, 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 May 22, 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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Reviewed January 24, 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

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Reviewed January 8, 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
Reviewed December 26, 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

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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-flavored 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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