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If you are planning for a vacation, Castle Apartments Edinburgh is highly recommended for stay

By Ella Ayame Subscribe to RSS | April 27th 2012 | Views:
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The capital of Scotland is home to large number of ancient castles, monuments and chapels, each of which has its own very special place and shine like a gem in the glimmer of Scottish history. One of such historical structures Rosslyn Chapel – originally named Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew – is considered by many to be a bridge between the ancient Knights Templar and Freemasons.The chapel is always crowded with the tourists in spite of being situated almost 7 miles away from the city centre.

If you are planning for a vacation, Castle Apartments Edinburgh is highly recommended for stay. The idea of building this chapel was that of Sir William St Clair (3rd prince of Orkney), who was among the most influential lords of Scotland in his time. The construction of Roslyn Chaplin started in Roslyn village, Scotland in 1446 and completed in 1486, a couple of years after the death of its founder. Sir William St Clair was buried in the chapel while during his life he had managed to bring the bodies of his ancestors to be laid to rest beneath the building.

Males of St Clair family from 13th to 18th century are buried in this chapel making it the resting place for 'The Lordly Line of High St Clair'. Initially the chapel was a secular building called Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, and was used for spiritual as well as intellectual trainings. In 1560, the chapel was turned into Scottish Episcopal Church as a result of Scottish Reformation.

Roslyn Chapel went through decay in the following centuries and saw as bad a time when it was used as a stable for Cromwell troops in 1650. General James St Clair (descendant of Sir William St Clair) paid attention to the chapel and renovated it in 1736. Later in 1842, Queen Victoria ordered complete restoration of Rosalyn Chapel, and upon completion of that refurbishment in 1862, the Chapel became Episcopalian Chapel again. The chapel went through another renovation in 1940s and is currently a major tourist attraction for visitors from all around the world.

The Castle Apartments Edinburgh provides a fantastic experience of living in with all facilities of modern life. Dragon Apartments Ltd. deals in arranging fully furnished Castle Apartments in Edinburgh, for ideal and memorable holidays. Our Castle Apartments of Edinburgh is much more spacious than cramped hotel rooms and is available on amazingly low rents.

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The Castle Apartments Edinburgh provides a fantastic experience of living in with all facilities of modern life. Dragon Apartments Ltd. deals in arranging fully furnished Castle Apartments in Edinburgh, for ideal and memorable holidays. Our Castle Apartments of Edinburgh is much more spacious than cramped hotel rooms and is available on amazingly low rents.

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