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Rosslyn Chapel

Address: Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
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$49*
and up
Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group...
87%
Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Roslin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Rosslyn Chapel, dating back to 1446, is just seven miles from...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This beautiful chapel is about 40 minutes by bus from the centre of Edinburgh. Having seen pictures and a T.V. documentary did not prepare us for the wonderful carving inside the chapel absolutely amazing. We were given a very informative and entertaining talk by Kat one of the guides there.Well worth a visit if your in the area.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Maureen gave a very informative talk, entertaining and knowledgable. Plenty of time to wander and lots of information boards without becoming overload. Breathtaking stone carvings, would have taken days to take them all in. So glad it has been saved from deterioration. I will visit again one day. Ps. William is lovely!

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Cranbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the most amazing and breathtaking chapels we visited in the UK. The history is just oozing out from the building and the fact they have maintained it in such great condition means it is even easier to soak up that historic feel. The dates around this place are so hard to fathom, especially when... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The beauty of a nature, the art of craftsmen, long history, peace and big thank you to film industry helping to save this amazing place.

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Puerto Rico, Misiones, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This charming chapel is delicately set in the little village of Roslin. Although the chapel is very small, it adds to it simplicity and beauty. You can walk around its grounds and inside too. There's a guide who tells the history of the St Claire family who has owned the chapel since its foundation in 1446!! I visited it with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Rosslyn Chapel was built in the 15th Century and is in remarkable condition, thanks to extensive renovations in the last 20 years. The quality of stone carving both inside and out is beautiful. The new visitor centre is very helpful and excellent guided tours are available.

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Fishers, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Loved all the history within the chapel and the incredible craftmanship of the carvers throughout the tiny chapel. I expected it to be much larger from photos, but it was very quaint and charming and so full of history. Loved it.

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Tunbridge Wells
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have want to visit Rosslyn for years and now the restoration work that has been undertaken since the mid '90s it seemed the ideal time to go. Getting there is simple just jump on a 15 bus from the centre of Edinburgh and it takes you almost to the door step. Now forget The books "Holy Grail and the... More 

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Hagley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Setting Dan Brown aside, this chapel surely has to be the most interesting, mysterious and architecturally fascinating building in the northern hemisphere. Whilst it doesn't compete with the medieval cathedrals of Europe in size, it certainly has a density of stone carvings and engravings to match anywhere in the world. The chapel is literally full of symbolism from both testaments... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The history of the chapel curved on every corner of stone used to built it... Truly fascinating... The location is peaceful with only few villagers houses around the area...

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