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St. Margaret's Chapel

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This stately chapel is the only original building left in the Edinburgh Castle complex.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh it is obviously listed as a top attraction, but, frankly, there is not much to see here. The chapel has been obviously reconstructed, and it's pretty basic inside and outside.

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very simple chappel, basic and uninteresting, when you compare it to churches and chappels in the mediterranean region that are much older. but ok, this is Scotland after all. and as it is included in your entrance ticket to the castle, you will anyway...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told that this chapel is the oldest surviving structure in the city of Edinburgh and that it dates to the12th century. It was originally thought to have been built by St. Margaret herself, but the Romanesque style suggests that it was constructed by...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our trip, one of the places we really enjoyed seeing aside from castles and countryside are chapels and cathedrals. While small, the chapel is lovely and quaint. It's also very old, and that makes the building very fascinating. It's very well preserved, and apparently...More

Thank CaitlinAnnC
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I love history and especially medieval history. I'd just finished reading "Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland" by Susan Frasier King and to be able to visit this chapel dedicated to her was amazing to me. It is the oldest surviving building in...More

Thank Chipchick
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It is a well preserved masterpiece of medieval building. It is tiny inside but so lovely. A must to pop in!

Thank OZS969
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This small, peaceful chapel located in the Edinburgh Castle dates back to the 12th century when it was built it in honor of St. Margaret in the reign of her youngest son, King David I. A chapel guild maintains the space as a place for...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 30 January 2017

To be honest, it's not Notre dame, you would recognise it as a church, but then you wouldn't give it a second look. But it sits in the middle of Edinburgh Castle, it is tiny inside, certainly for it's curiosity value at least it is...More

Thank Theycallitmadness
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This little chapel inside the Edinburgh Castle has a great history. How it was demolished and how it became a chapel of cult again is what gives it it identity. It is a must see.

Thank Paulo_Graca
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The St. Margaret's Chapel is located at the Castle. It is a small and very simple chapel. However there is a very good stained glass image of St. Margaret that I liked very much.

Thank BennyMalaga
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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