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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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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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Unforgettable place. It's a must-see.

This place is bewitchingly beautiful. If you are a fan of churches and gothic architecture, then you simply must visit this place. It is stunning. The history of the Templars here... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 February 2016
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This place is bewitchingly beautiful. If you are a fan of churches and gothic architecture, then you simply must visit this place. It is stunning. The history of the Templars here is fascinating. I could have walked around all day.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

A great piece of interest and history just outside Edinburgh. Well worth a visit here any time of the year, the chapel itself is beautifully rendered in the most amazing architecture and the interactive side is very interesting.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The Chapel was made famous by the Leonardo Da Vinci Code movie and it's worth a visit if you are around. It is beautiful and rich in art and architectural features, inside and outside. Everything is very well explained on leaflets, posters and a guide which tells the chapel history every hour. Even if you are not a history/art expert,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

My interest was piqued when I read about the Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, in the Da Vinci Code. What I found there was a fascinating combination of mystery, religion, paganism and ancient history. Each sculpture tells a tale, one of my favourites being the story of the Master Mason who, while working on a pillar for the altar, went away for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

A must for any fans of architecture/history/religion visiting or living in Edinburgh. Go on a summers day for a walk around the grounds afterwards.

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Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We came to Rosslyn during our tour to the Hadrian Wall. Unfortunately onle limited time was provided to see the chapel and we kept our group waiting,because I could not leave it. The chapel is magneficent, one can spend there hours looking around, watching the curved feagutes and wondering about fantasy and talant of people, who created this masterpiece. There... More 

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Thank Anna F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Beautiful chapel. Interior design stunning. Craftsmen chiselled away by hand and created the beautiful intricate designs in stone around the ceiling and walls. Beautiful stained glass windows. Very informative guide who gives an very indepth history of the chapel and tells stories of the ghostly dog and also leaves visitors with something to mull over - what lies beneath the... More 

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Thank gelascotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

A five star destination, for sure. The chapel is magnificent, on a par with the best churches in Europe. A great talk by the guide, and great exhibition and interpretation space. If in Edinburgh go and see. But its worth a trip in its own right.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Well worth a bus ride out of Edinburgh to see this stunning chapel. Since the release of the book/movie "The Da Vinci Code", a new visitor centre has been added and the chapel is being maintained and preserved for future generations. A stunning piece of history/architecture - something to see at every turn. You could spend hours here, then enjoy... More 

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Thank Janie R
Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Be aware that when goto Rosslyn Chapel to visit the shop and cafe only (not to visit the Chapel itself) that you still have to pay the entrance fee. I have previously visited the Chapel, paid the fee and enjoyed the visit. However today (10th Feb) I was asked to pay the concessionary fee of £7 as a pensioner, I... More 

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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do explain on signage outside the visitor centre, in our carpark and on our website that access to the visitor centre, including the coffee shop, is only available for the Chapel's paying visitors and passholders, mainly due to limited space in the coffee shop. The same approach applies at a number of other paying... More 

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