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By NelsonMcF

#Edinburgh - Holyrood Park

I spent a lot of my childhood in the Park playing football as I stayed in the nearby Meadowbank area. This is a view from the top of the Salisbury Crags towards St Margaret's Loch in the Park - overlooking the loch are the ruins of St Anthony's Chapel.The origin and the history of the chapel are obscure, but it was certainly built no later than the early 15th century, as in 1426 it is recorded that the Pope gave money for its repair. The chapel may have been linked to the Preceptory of St. Anthony, a skin hospice, which was based in Leith around this time. It may have been linked to the nearby Holyrood Abbey.

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