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Address: Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Popped in here as staying in Dalkeith on business, have seen the sign for it from bypass many times but never stopped till now. The church is very picturesque with very intricate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Popped in here as staying in Dalkeith on business, have seen the sign for it from bypass many times but never stopped till now. The church is very picturesque with very intricate masonry that has to be seen to be appreciated.There is an informative speaker in the chapel every hour on the hour but I got bored after 10 mins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was on my bucket list. It was well worth the wait. My 16th Great Granduncle built the Chapel, beginning in 1446, his money lasted for 38 years when he lost the Lord of Orkney title, lands and rent back to the crown. In that period of time what is seen today was created. It is unknown how many masons... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although it is small, there was enough to keep our family interested for around 2 hours. This was due to some good guided tours and an amusing and informative audience-participation by an actor on "The Battle of Roslin", which was spot-on for kids. I came here due to the description of the chapel in The Da Vinci Code. This Freemasons'... More 

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Highland, Utah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful, but you really need to go inside and listen to the guide tell the stories of the Chapel. It is even interesting for my 6 and 8 year old. They have a cat there and he is the star for them and of course the crypt is wonderfully creepy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A stunning , magnificent place with lots of unusual features. The guide who gave an outline of the chapel's history was knowledgeable and approachable

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went with great expectation. Wasn't disappointed at all. Great experience. Knowledgeable speakers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Most definitely this place is worth visiting. Lots of details, carvings everywhere try to beat the crowds and be there at opening, 9:30am. Staff does a very informative talk every so often, the first one is a t 10am. Worth the fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Since it's refurbishment this is truly a five star must see. Forget the dreadful book just go and see a beautifully restored old chapel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I found the Chapel fascinating. I actually would bring some play or stage glasses to really appreciate the detail that is still clear in most of the mason work. We were lucky to hang out with a female worker that is studying the workmanship. She was very interesting. So much detail. An hour is not enough, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We loved this chapel. The gift shop/entrance is very nice and has a lot of great info and treats to buy before you go into this magnificent old chapel. No pics allowed inside the chapel, but you are handed a laminated study sheet hat will guide you on a self tour in case you miss an actual tour. You walk... More 

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Address: Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Roslin
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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