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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
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09:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Expensive, informative and beautiful

Although it was about £9 for an adult, me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed the highly informative, beautiful Chapel. It had on this day small stalls which were interactive and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Although it was about £9 for an adult, me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed the highly informative, beautiful Chapel. It had on this day small stalls which were interactive and a magical musician explaining the ancient instruments, that once graced the Chapel and surrounding areas presence. There many bursts of engrossing architecture and even a story of woe hidden within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We hadn't planned to visit but saw the sign from the motorway and really pleased we did. Brilliant experience and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fascinating well worth the money to get in and although it's not massive its links to the da Vinci code and its Masonic links along with some stunning architecture will give you one of the most memorable visits ever

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

easy to find and spectacular to look at, Rosslyn chapel is better than you imagine. Of course, the da vinici code was the trigger to get us there but the chapel is much more than something featured in a film. very beautiful to see and interesting to find out about all the legend and stories behind the amazing carving and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

I used to wander round here as a child before it became so popular. Great place to visit, fantastic staff and lovely little café. It has been very sympathetically restored and if you are in Edinburgh do not miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Great . Well thought out tour - picture sheet helps keep people moving and would engage children. Well worth waiting for the short talk from one of the guides. Very interesting. Allow time to go on the walk down Roslin glen - really nice walk (4k)if you can ignore the sewage works.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

As much as I enjoyed Rosslyn chapel and the greatly informative talks from the guides, the visitor centre was a different story. I was hovering around the centre checking out the goods on sale when a middle aged man, who clearly works there, comes near me and shouts at the top of his voice which beckoned down the centre. Altough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I had not read The DaVinci Code or seen the movie but my Mom, who I was traveling with, had and wanted to see the Chapel. It was worth the 30 minute public bus ride. Lonely Planet tells you it's route/bus 15. It isn't. It has changed, so verify before you hop on a bus! Rosslyn Chapel is a short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Like many people I read "The Da Vinci Code" and thought I must visit Rosslyn Chapel. Many years later I finally made it. The outside is quite modest with its flying buttresses and a few sculpted creatures, but inside it is a different story. We arrived in time to hear a guide give the history of the chapel and this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We first visited Rosslyn Chapel about 15 years ago - we were the only visitors in October and were given full attention of the staff. The first time we visited, we spent about 4 hrs looking around the Chapel, castle and the surrounding area including the graveyard nearby. We have been twice since and see something different each time we... More 

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