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Rosslyn Chapel

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Address: 1 Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT, Scotland
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+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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Medieval and Gothic Architecture with many intricate carvings. There are carvings of Green men, a sequence of 213 cubes that seem to represent a musical score, pillars and more... read more

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Medieval and Gothic Architecture with many intricate carvings. There are carvings of Green men, a sequence of 213 cubes that seem to represent a musical score, pillars and more. Family owned and may have a Knights Templar and Freemasonry connection. The chapel is mentioned in Dan Brown's book "The Da Vinci Code". A must see!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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This is a fantastic place to visit. The work of the stone masons is incredible. The information that is available on sheets around the chapel are very informative. The talk by the staff was very entertaining and informative. The fact that this was built over 550 years ago is unbelievable. The skills of the stone masons and the curious stone... More 

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Waldport, OR, United States
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We visited Rosslyn Chapel and loved the experience. The history of this place is incredible, the Di Vinci Code movie not-withstanding. There is enough history and lore surrounding this place for ten movies. The staff 's short presentation presenting the background of the Chapel is not to be missed.

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Wow is the first thing I will say and secondly JUST HOW BEAUTIFUL this chapel is. From the first moment I saw rosslyn chapel I fell in love.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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I have wanted to see this place for years ( even before the Da Vinci Code). It is so beautifully carved and there is so much detail. It was busy but manageable. Do listen to the talk given by the guide as it helps you when you then go around by yourself looking at the carvings. There is a small... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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We were surprised how busy it was in May (midweek). The information boards were interesting as was the Chapel itself but a pity you can't take photos inside. We felt that it was expensive.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have both been desperate to visit Rosslyn and we were not disappointed.There is a new visitor centre which compliments the chapel.The staff were very knowledgeable about the building and did not talk too long about the chapel.You are not allowed to take pictures inside the chapel that was the only down side for me. We were astonished that so... More 

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I cannot guess how crowded this place might be in July or August; there were plenty of people there mid May! The chapel has wonderful carvings but no photos are allowed inside the chapel. Unfortunately, they] shop has very few post cards of the interior carvings either. An amazing job of rehabilitation has been (and still is being done) on... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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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