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Rosslyn Chapel

1 Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT, Scotland
+44 131 440 2159
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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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1 Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT, Scotland
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"the da vinci code"
in 285 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 130 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 74 reviews
"interesting history"
in 46 reviews
"gift shop"
in 97 reviews
"stone carvings"
in 62 reviews
"dan brown"
in 40 reviews
"holy grail"
in 58 reviews
"no photography"
in 38 reviews
"an amazing place"
in 22 reviews
"knights templar"
in 45 reviews
"small cafe"
in 25 reviews
"stone work"
in 31 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"restoration work"
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"working church"
in 24 reviews
"guided tour"
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is an excellent place to visit so much history and architecture to see. We were lucky enough to hear a very informative talk about the chapel from a guide. I think it would take many visits to say you have seen all this chapel...More

Thank libby990
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Seen cathedrals,churches chapels all over Europe many beautiful but this one is a peach. So much carving easy to get around and knowledgeable and friendly guides (including one French ). Get the bus from Edinburgh £3.20 return its a nice ride. Don't miss it !!!

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Beautiful chapel and small museum with information regarding this 600yr old chapel, including the mysterious happenings. There is a shop and events happening year round. You have to visit this amazing chapel, wander round and take in the beauty of it.

Thank Liz C
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I enjoyed the visit to this mysterious church. I felt it expensive but they do look after the building. If you are into the "holy grail then it is a worthwhile visit. We traveled by bus. well worth buying a £4 a day travel ticket.

Thank marquetry
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Rosslyn Chapel is stunning! The architecture dating back 500 years is unbelievable especially as it's built from sandstone and was left open to the elements for a period of 200 years at one stage. It is a miracle that it survives intact. Our guide was...More

Thank JoynerSE
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This place is full of charisma and atmosphere, even though it's an historical place the majority of people go there due to the da Vinci' code...if you are in Scotland the visit surely worths!

Thank Alex F
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Steeped in history and with a resident cat in tow called William. Will never forget the stonemasons apprentice. I recommend you take the time to listen to the resident expert who brought the chapel to life with his descriptive analysis.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

I visited this beautiful chapel several years ago but it was undergoing major renovation works and was covered in scaffolding- I went back a few days ago with my husband- there is now a modern extension and cafe- they are charging £9 per person which...More

Thank HELEN K
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was on our list of places to see. Had a wonderful morning there. Well laid out with interesting exhibits. We went for the talk in the chapel which was very informative. Would recommend this and that you pick up one of the leaflets to...More

Thank Fionafmb
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Second trip to Rosslyn Chapel, and first visit to their Visitor Centre. Everything about the Chapel and the Centre is compact but elegant. The storyteller (a lovely lady) was very engaging and she related many facts about the history of the place. The entry ticket...More

Thank Gayle M
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if you take Lothian service 37, marked 'for Roslin', that will bring you to the village and just a few minutes' walk from the Chapel. You can get a 37 from the city centre and the journey will take 45mins approx. Full travel... More
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Response from Lisa D | Reviewed this property |
Rosslyn chapel is about 5 miles south of Edinburgh, and you can take a Lothian bus (deep red tops) number 37 or 40 to get there. The A701 starts at the east end of Princes Street at North Bridge (on top of Waverley station... More
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