One of Edinburgh’s most visually stunning destinations is also home to one of its most compelling histories, starting with The Order of the Thistle. The Order has been one of Scotland’s most prestigious groups, with membership being given exclusively by the sovereign. However, the order went without a home for over two centuries. This changed in 1911 with the completion of Thistle’s Chapel. Designed by Robert Lorimer, the chapel is captivating in its beauty and detail. Throughout the space, Scottish and religious iconography interact, seen most vividly in depictions of angels playing bagpipes. The chapel invites visitors to reflect on the proud heritage of the Scottish people, both in their history and their faith, all in one of the country’s most purely beautiful spaces.