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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
Closed now
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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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Amazing place, worth the journey the weather did help our day out even more enjoyable ! Staff very friendly and welcoming ! Plenty parking within short distance of the chapel, I'm... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, worth the journey the weather did help our day out even more enjoyable ! Staff very friendly and welcoming ! Plenty parking within short distance of the chapel, I'm defiantly coming back A day trip isn't enough to take in the Beaty that is ROSLIN CHAPEL

Thank cameronmacmichael
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Initially I was a little put off by the price at £9 each and am still not convinced it is great value for money but i accept that the fee largely keeps this magnificent gem in the condition it is. Obviously Dan Brown and Tom Hanks have made this a draw for tourists and despite the price it is worth... More 

Thank Markofltc
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

If you have even a passing interest in history or buildings then this is a must see! A gorgy of stonemasons' imaginations expressed without thought as to an overall message apart from the great skills shown. An ancient catalogue of styles some of which may upset established theories! Café and toilets are good. To avoid crowds try going early or... More 

Thank paulw1001
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Visited for the first time , but not for the last. :) The staff was friendly , the chapel has an interesting history and the tour guide, a young lady, was very funny . Me and my family enjoyed the visit, On the end we met the Famous William ( the cat) who was friendly and slept on the bench.... More 

Thank Eva K
Glendale, California
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Proximity to Edinburgh makes this a very popular destination for coach groups, and the chapel itself is not very large. As a result, crowding is an issue. The architecture is superb and well worth a visit, but try to avoid the peak hours for a better experience.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a marvellous example of medieval stonemasonry, even though I prefer less ornate chapels. The myths are annoying but you can enjoy the excellent panels explaining the main features, and the little handout at the entrance has pictures of the main features to look for. I asked about excavation of the vaults: they say there are special treasures there,... More 

1 Thank Pippa65
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter (8) to see the chapel. We both had a lovely day out. No fee for children if they are with adults which was a nice surprise. We also met William the chapel cat - this made my daughters day. The staff (on arrival) were very friendly and welcoming, as were the cafe abs shop staff. Our... More 

Thank Gillian H
Rishikesh, India
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

I only had twenty minutes, which was a shame . . . I could have spent hours looking at all the incredible stone work. Do yourself a favor and don't miss this while you're in Scotland, and give it enough time. The caretakers have done a lovely job on lighting and showcasing some of the more unusual features. The food... More 

Thank Shivaniji
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code may well have put this place on the map but the ornate work that has been carried out by the masons who worked on Rosslyn chapel with last long after Dan Brown. I've heard that visitors have been upset at the price for entry - but you must realise this is not a parish chapel... More 

Thank Jane H
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This is easy to get to from Edinburgh on bus 37 in 45 minutes. Wonderful. 9£/person. And we enjoyed the tv that explained each statue. We arrived in time for the 11am speak, which was great. If you geocache, get the near by geocache.

Thank KaitlynMiller

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