"Edinburgh Castle" Edinburgh Castle Tip by tvor

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh: 244 reviews and 424 photos

  Inside St. Margaret's Chapel
by tvor

It's the focal point of Edinburgh, rising high above the city on a volcanic cliff. It was the royal residence and defense for a 1000 years. It's all restored and it's very impressive overall. The views from the walls are amazing. Don't miss looking down over one wall where you see the soldier's dog cemetery where the regiment members are allowed to bury their pets.

Also don't miss the tiny St. Margaret's chapel in the castle compound, dating from 1093 it's the oldest building in Edinburgh. It's very plain inside, with a few benches parallel to the walls and a tiny stained glass window behind the altar which has fresh flowers on it. The light inside is very warm and yellow and it's very peaceful. The chapel is still used by the regiment that lives at the castle and can be booked for weddings for anyone associated with the castle, even the guides!

The only thing i found that would be negative is the exhibition set up to view the Scottish Crown Jewels. A bit too kitchy for me. There is an entrance fee and there are guided tours and lots of buildings and a military museum to check out.

Directions: You can't miss it. It's at the end of the Royal Mile on a cliff.
Phone: 441312259846
Website: http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 16, 2003
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