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SAINT MARGARET'S CHAPEL (1110)
This small chapel, built by King David 1st (1124-53, is the oldest structure still atanding in the castle today.

It was built to commemorate Saint Margaret, King David's mother, who died in the castle in 1093.

It was used by the Royals as a private place of prayer up until the 16th century when it was used to store gunpowder. It was restored as a chapel in 1845.

The chapel contains a gospel book peviously owned by St. Margaret. The beautiful stained glass windows, designed by Douglas Strachan and installed in 1922, depict St. Andrew, St. Columba, St Margaret and Sir William Wallace.

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