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By NelsonMcF

#Edinburgh - Holyrood Park

The only building in the central area of Edinburgh's Holyrood Park is St Anthony's Chapel. Looking more like the gaunt ruin of an ancient castle than a religious building, it stands on a rocky outcrop high above St Margaret's Loch, commanding excellent views over North Edinburgh, Leith and the River Forth.

For a building whose construction must have been witnessed by people for miles around, surprisingly little is known about the origins of St Anthony's Chapel. From the 1100s, ownership of the land now forming Holyrood Park was divided.

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