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Rosslyn Chapel

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Address: 1 Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 131 440 2159
12:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Rosslyn Chapel, dating back to 1446, is just seven miles from Edinburgh...

Rosslyn Chapel, dating back to 1446, is just seven miles from Edinburgh city centre and is open to visitors all year. The Chapel's setting and the mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have attracted and intrigued visitors for generations. A starring role in The Da Vinci Code propelled it into the international spotlight. There are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel and our tour guides will be able to tell you more about these, and the building's history, when you visit. Please note that photography inside the Chapel is not allowed but there are no restrictions on outside photography. New visitor centre with touch-screen technology, letting you see the carvings close up; gift shop and good coffee shop. Full details of how to get here and what to see and do is on our website.

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Had read about the chapel many years ago was pleased that it met all expectations. There were lots of boards explaining the imagery and stories that are the core of the place plus... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had read about the chapel many years ago was pleased that it met all expectations. There were lots of boards explaining the imagery and stories that are the core of the place plus very knowledgeable staff who are able to answer all your questions. And short videos, leaflets in various languages. There are so many small details to see in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when you are visiting Edinburgh. It is very easy to get to you just need to get the 37 bus out side M&S on princes street just check its the one going to Rosslyn. Its only £1.60 each way to get there. It only takes 1hr to get there. The talks are very informative and... More 

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Rosslyn Chapel is well worth visiting it is steeped in history as so much has happened to it since it started to be built in 1446. The guide who gave a talk made it so very interesting as she told the fascinating stories of the chapel and the people connected with it over the many years. It is a truly... More 

1 Thank Margaret T
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This is truly an amazing structure. It was awesome to see it up close and I think one could spend days in there looking at all the carvings. Sad that it's not allowed to take pictures inside, but it's still well worth having a look. The Dan Brown novel made this place stand out, but that's not the reason I... More 

1 Thank Johnny L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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I was surprised how small this place is. There were thankfully two coaches leaving as I arrived. Phew. It would have been quite claustrophobic with so many people. Anyway I had a lovely time. The place is very beautiful with stunning design and informative information points. No photo allowed inside, shame, but makes it more intriguing. Small cafe serving panini,... More 

1 Thank edinburghcitymom
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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We visited as a party of 7. It is an awe inspiring Chapel with things to see throughout every inch of this site.The guide gives a great introduction speech then lets you go throughout the Chapel with an interactive map. Bring binoculars to see all the special sandstone carvings. It makes you wonder about the Knights Templar and the Holy... More 

1 Thank knit27
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way up to Edinburgh, as it featured so prominently in the Dan Brown Da Vinci Code book and movie which my other half is a fan of. We were disappointed to find out they charge for admission, but the price was well worth when we accidentally arrived right on time for the tour. The tour... More 

1 Thank ohthatkimberley
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Excelent chapel, built by William St. Clair, very interesting history, decoration which we never saw before. It is pitty than design of sir William had not been completed.

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Ok so we went because we are Da Vinci Code buffs but what a spectacular surprise What a beautiful old church inside with a spectacular history. Don't miss if you can so very different to anything else we had seen I had to drag out the other half after a couple of hours Make sure you sit down and listen... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to Rosslyn and it was nice to see it without scaffolding! It's a lovely chapel and if you time it right, you might get to hear a bit about it from the volunteer guides. They will tell you where to look to find some of the carvings and what they mean. Really interesting.

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