St Triduana's Chapel, Restalrig Collegiate Church

  • Restalrig Road South, Edinburgh EH7 6DY



Discover a holy spring where medieval pilgrims sought cures for eye ailments.

The surviving monument at St Triduana’s comprises an unusual hexagonal chapel and wellhouse, named for a Pictish saint said to have been blinded and martyred in the AD 500s. Holy water from a spring here was believed to cure eye ailments.

The surviving building’s inventive form marks it out as a remarkable piece of 1400s Scottish architecture. As it was built on the orders of a king, its high profile may have made it an early victim of the Reformation in 1560.

Opening times

Access is by prior arrangement during the following times by calling St Margaret's Parish Church on 0131 554 7400. 

Mon to Sat from 9am to 5pm
Sun from 12.30pm to 5pm.

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