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Rosslyn Chapel

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Address: Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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 craftmanship!

The stone-masonry is fabulous and the main features are all explained on the boards as you walk round. Each feature is also highlighted by cleverly placed lighting. The stairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A must if visiting Edinburgh very intresting filled with Masonic and witchcraft symbols and the church is very strange looking across road is Rosslyn inn that sells delicious food and is very oldy worldy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The stone-masonry is fabulous and the main features are all explained on the boards as you walk round. Each feature is also highlighted by cleverly placed lighting. The stairs down to the crypt are steep and uneven but it's worth going down to see the colours on the carvings just as they would have looked centuries ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If this review was based solely on the majesty of the Rosslyn Chapel itself there is no way you could give it less than 5 stars. It is simply incredible and total overload on the hours/craftsmen/decades that was taken to create this unforgettable place. You simply have to experience it first hand. Upon entry you are forced to walk though... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing to realize the intricate carvings were done so long ago without any modern day tools! These were truly master craftsmen. So glad the movie has generated the awareness and monies to ensure the historical significance is not lost forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

the architecture of the Abby is awe inspiring and it's amazing what Scotland's ancestors could build without the use of modern equipment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful architecture and fascinating history - there are so many details you could spend hours walking around "discovering" the carvings. Was very impressed by the local guide who gave a talk on the history - for a talk that she must give several times a day/week she did a great job of engaging with the audience and making it all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The attraction is actually a working church so visitors on Sundays are unable to view it until the service is finished. That's as it should be but it would be much better if the management could open the coffee house earlier than 12 noon so that thirsty visitors could be catered for and those of us who required to use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We took the local transit bus to Roslin and just a short walk to the Chapel. Very much worth a visit; and then you can take a nice leisurely stroll along a paved trail to Loanhead to catch the bus back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church with amazingly many carvings everywhere on the wall and ceiling. It is really worth going inside! There are free guided tours with interesting information, look for them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Made famous by Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, the chapel at Rosslyn is an amazing treat. The craftsmanship of the builders is not comparable to anywhere else. Be sure to listen to the guide explain the history and story ... We heard it twice! Look for William the Capel's cat. William is the subject of a children's book. (He fell... More 

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