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Rosslyn Chapel

Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
44-131-440-2159
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Roslin
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Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

After the movie Braveheart came out, tourism to Scotland increased by 200 % - similar results happened after the Da Vinci Code. The newere tourist centre/cafe is nice. Great little space for kids which is well done. I met William the cat and I think he was one of my highlights :) The crypt is also cool - check out... More

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Highlander in Dalkeith, Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I feel I have to respond to ma. What nonsense. Roslin Chapel has raised millions to repair the 600 yr old roof and build a visitor center. MA expects to get in free. NO problem - go to mass at the chapel and worship. Then entry is free. The chapel is not owned by the Episcopal church but by a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of my favourite places to visit, you learn something new each time. This time I brought friends from Italy with the intention of joining them after their visit for coffee. No, not possible, not possible to even sit inside to wait for them, have a tea while waiting and heaven for bid the use of toilets. £9 is the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Where do you start. The place is amazimg, the more you look the more you find - you'll want to back again and again.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This really is a little gem on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Most especially it is still used a place of worship every Sunday. The building itself if a fascinating testimony to the art of the medieval stonemason with every inch covered in exquisite carvings portraying biblical scenes, monsters, angels, virtues and vices. If you or any of your family have... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Arrived as it opened and enjoyed looking through the shop while waiting for the guided tour. Seeing the chapel from the outside is beautiful and inside is amazing. Listening to the guide and the details they go into about the building and the carvings through out the chapel is amazing. Really gives you an insight to the dedication of the... More

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West Bromwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited the chapel today, a little gem in the middle on nowhere. How the power of a book and film has changed a peaceful village chapel. The carvings and stained glass windows are wonderful in their own right, but the continual questions about the di vinchi code diminished the visit for me. The guides are very knowledgeable about the history... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very good entrance and display room before you go through to the actual chapel (you can take your time to read everything at your leisure once you have been to the chapel). We managed to catch the tail end the of the tour guide talk. It was very good and didn't dodge the issue of Dan Brown's book. The chapel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband took me to Rosslyn especially to take a look at the allegedly pre-Colombian maize carvings. We got there at opening, and as we were the only English-speaking tourists, we got the free tour of the chapel for ourselves. Our guide, Cat, was amazing - a perfect history nerd ready to indulge all our questions. The chapel is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Fabulous well worth a visit , this is our second time and you still cannot take it all in. The architecture is spectacular and the history amazing.

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