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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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Rosslyn Chapel - A Masterpiece in restoration.

Just south of Edinburgh is Roslin which has this hidden masterpiece, The Sinclair family have built and now restored this majestic Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew. better known... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Simon H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Whilst the chapel is very beautiful and the carvings are excellent this whole thing came across as a money making scheme. It was 7 pound concession to get in the front door before you could even get to the shop, café or toilets let alone see the chapel. After waiting outside for over an hour to get in the staff... More 

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

Thanks for your comments and I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. The admissions income helps Rosslyn Chapel Trust, which is a registered charity, to look after the Chapel for future generations to appreciate. As we receive no outside funding for our ongoing costs, we depend on income from visitors, donations and legacies, so please be assured... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Just south of Edinburgh is Roslin which has this hidden masterpiece, The Sinclair family have built and now restored this majestic Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew. better known as Rosslyn Chapel. Rich in history and mystery its a must for all to see, Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has now Catapulted this landmark onto the international scene. Taking the film... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Yes, never mind Dan Brown, just enjoy it for the wonderful carvings by very talented stone masons! We stayed for the talk which was very informative - interesting and amusing! Apparently it gets very busy in the summer months.

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

It was a discovery for me to find that Google Maps on a smart phone will tell you exactly which bus stop to use, how many stops and total journey time. It couldn't be easier. Rosslyn Chapel is 55 minutes off Princes St on the 37 Bus. The chapel live up to expectations, there are lots of information boards for... More 

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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Whether or not you've ever read (or like) the DaVinci Code, go see Rosslyn Chapel. It is a work of art - amazing masonry, with every inch of the walls and pillars carved into beautiful images and symbols. We stayed for a short lecture on the history of the chapel, which I found really interesting, especially learning about its restoration.... More 

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Having never read the Dan Brown books, or seen the Da Vinci film I was more interested in this beautiful atmospheric destination in it's own right. It would appear the increased visitor revenue has had a wonderful impact on the restoration of the chapel and for this we must congratulate Mr Brown. The carvings are out of this world, it's... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

We spent several hours exploring the chapel, marveling at the stonework and reading the informational signs. It is a gorgeous and fascinating place! We found the talk provided to be very interesting and helped us locate some key elements we had missed earlier. If the timing works, we thought listening to the talk after viewing the stations around the chapel... More 

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Reviewed 27 April 2016

After only been made aware of this chapel from the Dan Brown 'Da Vinci Code' novel, it was nice to eventually have the opportunity to visit. Although the chapel and the grounds itself are small, they're enough there to keep you engaged. They have a short guide talk surrounding the chapel and it's history. It's definitely worth timing your visit... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

have been there already three times! i love this place and its history, its mistery! it´s absolutely wonderful and somehow hipnotizing! the carvings all over the chapel are amazing and rare some of them. the guides are very well informed and they always do a free talk once inside for the ones who seek to know more about the place.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Certainly a very amazing building. The architecture is amazing to look at. The skill and time it took to complete, 40 years for such a small building says it all. The interpretation of its history is really down to yourself I think. Lots of things going on there and you can take out of it what you need to. Glad... More 

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