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“Always amazes”
Review of Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Roslin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We have visited here many times over the years and it never ceases to amaze us. While we have been to many "stone carved churches", this is perhaps the best of them all. The intricacies of the carvings some of which date back to the 1400s is mind boggling.

Add to the above the history of the St. Clair family as it related to the Declaration of Arbroath and thee Knights Templar and you have everything you could possibly want!!

Thank Wandering963
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Have been going for years and seen the great benefits tourism has brought here because of a movie. New tourist center with exhibits, gift shop and restaurant. Info plagues around grounds on nature and other displays. Free tours inside with the interesting stories that come along with the Chapel. Information boards you can carry around that explains special carvings and niches. Restoration complete on outside for now, scaffolding all down. Surround yourself with history, legends and nature. Easily accessible from Edinburgh on local buses. If you have a car there is a big parking lot.

Thank CindyLou2013
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I first visited Rosslyn chapel in 2011 and although the protective roofing had been removed which had be put in place to help with the drying out process there was still a lot of repair work ongoing and much of the chapel was enclosed in scaffold and protective sheets, on returning in November 2017 and April 2018 the chapel can be seen in its full splendor. Again we sat through the presentation and equally enjoyed it from a very informative and approachable guide. The stone work inside the chapel is truly remarkable and in my visits I have always found something I had previously missed with the information center was equally interesting and informative. A great day out for young and old alike.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

It's definitely inspired me to research more of the history of the chapel. In thoes days symbolism was everything and the chapel is full of symbolic carvings. The apprentice and master colums, the green man, the devil etc. It's worth a visit!

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited on Easter Sunday. £9 admission per adult. Lots of beautiful stone carvings to see. Very good information displays (in the church and in the visitor centre) showing visitors what to look out for. When we visited, there were guided tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. In reality you didn’t need to specifically join a tour - you just listened in while you were in the church (it’s small and the tour guide uses a microphone and laser pointer, and everyone is sitting in the pews listening to him/her). Good cafe in the visitor centre serving light bites. Decent toilets in the visitor centre.

You can convert your ticket to an annual pass so that you can return for free within 12 months. We did this, and when I return I will take binoculars as I saw some people using binoculars to get a close up view of the carvings - even indoors.

Thank MrandMrsMinion
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