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St. Margaret's Chapel

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Address: Edinburgh, Scotland

This stately chapel is the only original building left in the Edinburgh...

This stately chapel is the only original building left in the Edinburgh Castle complex.

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

Reviewed 20 April 2017
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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!

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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 worship, weddings, and baptisms. The building was constructed in the Norman style, originally for the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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 worth a look or two. I don't know what the best time to come here... More 

Thank Theycallitmadness
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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.

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Malaga, Spain
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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.

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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.

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Marysville, Ohio
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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.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 gunpowder storage facility after the Protestant Reformation in the 16th C. but was eventually restored... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2016

This gorgeous little chapel is within the Edinburgh Castle grounds. It's very small so it can get quite full quickly.

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