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This stately chapel is the only original building left in the Edinburgh Castle complex.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 31 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
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A very tiny yet solemn place to pray. An iconic emblem of "once upon a time". Not just history, its real. St. Margaret, the queen of Scotland, almost a namesake of my daughter who was with me during the time of visit.

Thank Remella C
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Very small chapel in Edinburgh Castle. Close to the War Memorial at the upper heights of the Castle grounds. Very small and only one door in and out, so entrance takes awhile.

Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Located within Edinburgh Castle, this very tiny chapel dates from the 12th century. However, it was renovated in 1993 and its interior refurbished. There is not much to see, so take your turn squeezing inside, and then move on to more interesting sites.

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This small Romanesque style chapel was built in 1130 and is located on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. It's the oldest building in the city and is dedicated to St. Margaret (1045-93) of Scotland who was canonized in 1250. The chapel was used as a...More

Thank T-Bird1974
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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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