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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A very interesting building, with every interior surface covered with carvings. A guide gave a very useful well informed talk which helped us appreciate the meanings of these. Our visit was on a Thursday in school holiday time, and it was quite crowded, so would suggest visiting out of peak season. Well thought out displays in the visitor centre.

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A pity it was so busy on the day of our visit. The talk was extremely informative without being a lecture. The setting is also stunning. Highlight is the carvings. I won't spoil it by saying more. Would have spent more time if there had been fewer people here. Need at least 2 hours. Good tearoom on site. Lovely cakes... More

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Attard, Malta
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. The amount of carvings inside and out is phenomenal. Inside is not very symmetrical but everything still fits in and works. It's great to just sit down and take the time to look around at all the wonderful details.

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have always been fascinated by old buildings and after seeing this chapel in the Da Vinci Code I wanted to see it. I finally visited the site on July 24th Weather was perfect and the chapel exceeded all my expectations, the DaVinci code did not do it justice The high arched roof of magnificently carved sand stone is simply... More

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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for posting your comments. When we are filling any vacancies, we select the best candidates, irrespective of age, nationality or gender, as demonstrated during your visit. Thanks, again, for visiting. More

Fort Myers, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My tour group substituted Rosslyn Chapel for Holyrood because the Queen was in town and the castle was closed for the day. What a great visit! I have seen many, many churches and chapels in my travels, but never anything as unique as Rosslyn. I could have looked at the carvings for hours and hours. It was helpful when the... More

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ok, I admit my reason for visiting Rosslyn was due to The Da Vinci Code, but this place is worth a visit even without an interest in Dan Brown! It is not far from Edinburgh, but it is a bit of a remote location, to be honest. For me, the remote location just added to the mystical feeling of this... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Walking up to the chapel, I was surprised to see that the chapel was smaller than I'd imagined it would be. However, the interior doesn't disappoint. It was absolutely worth the bus trip out from Edinburgh to see this sight. The interior is intricately carved, and fascinating to walk through very slowly, absorbing all the little details. They have lovely... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We live in a Edinburgh and Roslin is on our doorstep. Don't know when they started charging for entry but £9 for an adult seems excessive given what it is. They have a shop and a coffee shop at the entrance which was what we wanted to visit but on entering we were told we could only visit the coffee... More

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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comment. When our visitor centre was designed, it was intended that all the facilities, including the coffee shop, would be for people visiting the Chapel and not act on a stand alone basis. With its restricted space, our coffee shop is not able to cater for everyone and so our priority is to ensure that... More

Carlisle, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Plainly, the Dan Brown connection and all the other nonsense has done the trust which owns Rosslyn Chapel a power of financial good: it was certainly very busy on the day that we visited: July 21. But (you might say!) despite that, the chapel is architecturally very interesting, especially, I thought, the exterior. What's more, the approach taken by the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great facilities, volunteers helpful, nice café, and a great environment, the lovely William who is becoming a landmark as well...

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