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“Oldest building in Edinburgh” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Margaret's Chapel

St. Margaret's Chapel
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Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour Including Skip the Line Entry to Edinburgh...
Ranked #106 of 391 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.
Whitby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Oldest building in Edinburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

My boyfriend (now husband) proposed to me in this chapel while on our first trip outside North America. We had both always dreamed of going to Scotland, and finally decided to do it. It was such a great trip, wish I could go back. Once our son is old enough to sit through a 7 -8 hour flight, we'll definitely go back for a visit. If you're looking for a place to propose to your significant other, I would definitely recommend St. Margaret's Chapel :) Although my now-husband had to wait for his opportunity to propose, due to the tiny size of the chapel, and all the people coming in and out since it's a major tourist attraction. But it was worth the wait, I was impressed! As other reviewers have noted, try and avoid busy times because it's so small and can get crowded easily. It's the oldest building in Edinburgh Castle, and the oldest building in Edinburgh if I recall correctly. There is so much history in Scotland, I loved it - coming from Ontario, Canada, the oldest historic buildings I've seen are from the 1800s. I think St. Margaret's chapel is from around 1100 - crazy!

Visited August 2011
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“Ancient History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

Try and avoid busy times as it is very small. But also very old.

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Glenrothes
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“Very historic, very small.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

Said to be the only building that was spared by Robert the Bruce when he sacked Edinburgh Castle, its origins are unsure. Some say it was built by St. Margaret herself, others say it was built by her son King David as a memorial. It is very small with little to see inside. The Society of Margarets, (all ladies called Margaret), look after it and keep it clean.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A REAL SENSE OF HISTORY AND PEACE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

This is the oldest building on the Castle Rock and breathes peace and tranquillity. Best appreciated if you can get in there without all the other tourists.

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Scotland
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“Lovely”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

So simple and the history quite remarkable - not very big

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