Edinburgh: St Anthony’s Chapel In Holyrood Park

st anthony's chapel, holyrood park, edinburgh

Located on the historic hills of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Scotland, are the mysterious ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel. Although there is reason to believe that this startling historical sight dates back to the 14th century, not much is known about its exact origins. But doesn’t this lack of information add to its intrigue? 

Staring at the craggy remnants of what once would have been an active religious building during medieval times evokes a feeling of sheer wonder. This spot – which is actually en route to the peak of Edinburgh’s highest hill, Arthur’s Seat – is also a nice place to enjoy views over this gorgeous Scottish city. 

Have you ever visited Edinburgh? Did you visit this ruin?



  1. January 30, 2013 / 14:30

    Beautiful shot! I like how you can just see the modern day city in this shot – a nice contrast of old & new.
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    • February 3, 2013 / 19:32

      Thanks Nick, the contrast of old and new is really cool :-)

  2. April 2, 2013 / 02:10

    I’m so glad that you got to come to Edinburgh and see Arthur’s Seat! I have to say though, I’m so impressed that you climbed up in the middle of winter. I’m not going back up there until spring properly sets in – I’m so paranoid of slipping and falling somewhere!
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    • April 10, 2013 / 19:25

      Ha ha, do you know what? It was actually quite mild for that time of year, which I know is strange for Edinburgh! My sister went a few weeks after me and said it was freeeezing though.