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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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Today
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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This is a lovely chapel with so much history, beautiful stonework and... a cat called William! I loved my vist today and since I live quite only 40 mins away I'm planning a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely chapel with so much history, beautiful stonework and... a cat called William! I loved my vist today and since I live quite only 40 mins away I'm planning a return trip. The staff were welcoming and very informative to the point we felt we were the only people there, thank you! Good food and staff in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Rosslyn chapel whilst staying nearby. We went on a Monday morning so there were about a dozen other visitors there. The history timeline in the visitors centre was a great introduction to the history of the church. We have to mention Neil, the tour guide who gave the talk was attended in the chapel. He was excellent. His... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, this attraction is £9 per adult which I think is a bit overpriced. If it wasn't for the de Vinci code this would probably be around £4 so I feel like £6 or £7 would be fair. The chapel is absolutely stunning but there isn't really that much to see here to warrant spending £9. There was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time I'm visiting Rosslyn Chapel and always keeps me amazed. Love the history and the meaning of every I see on the walls and ceiling. Fantastic the publicity from the Da Vinci Code book and film which brought thousands of visitors and help to maintain the place.

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Bury, Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and interesting historical site. Stunningly ornate. But, I was saddened to think that the £9.00 entry fee is likely to exclude others who would love to visit. An entrance fee of around £5.00 would be more suitable. Too exclusive for me to fully enjoy. Obviously Dan Brown's book has secured the chapels foreseeable future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner wanted to visit here after reading the book. Was pleasantly surprised, very nice visitor centre and an excellent tour guide,she was great. Well worth a visit and spent a few hours looking around and learning about its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had hesitated to visit Rosslyn Chapel because of all the nonsense associated with Brown's book 'The Da Vinci Code', but today we went, bathed in the cool sunshine of a spring day. We arrived a tad early for the 12:15 presentation and were thus lucky/blessed enough to be present for the brief prayer service at noon; this brought home... More 

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

Thank you very much for visiting and for posting such a great review. Other travellers should note that we do sometimes ask for identification for concessions, so it is always good to have this when visiting, and there is no charge for children visiting as part of a family group. As you say, the Chapel is privately owned but in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful chapel and an exceptionally informative history provided by the guide. Well worth the visit !

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Ballater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 has to offer. Coffee shop and gift shop are very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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