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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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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Roslin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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 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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Oak Harbor, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Never mind the Da Vinci Code...Rosslyn Chapel is otherworldly, and was so, long before the book or movie! A jewel box sized chapel, tucked away from mainstream Edinborough in the town of Roslin (take a cab if you can, but buses do go there several times a day, just not all the way to the enrance) the Chapel itself was... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Undoubtably the best attraction I've visited recently. The history and all the tales of and related to the chapel are amazing, as well as the diverse artworks that can be found inside. Tripled my expenses by buying books, postcards and calendars after my visit - don't normally do this, but I was truly amazed. Also the guides were knowledgeable and... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It's definitely worth the trip to see Rosslyn Chapel. The carvings inside are incredible and the guide gives a nice comprehensive (and brief) history of the church. My only complaint is the no picture rule. If you're going to pay a somewhat steep entrance fee, which in and of itself I don't begrudge since it goes largely to conservation, then... More

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paisley, scotland
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36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The entrance fee also includes a talk by the guides and the guide we had was Margaret. She is probably one of the best guides we have had anywhere in the world. Full of knowledge and fun she made our trip so much more interesting. We even met William the cat who visits the chapel daily. he is a lovely... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are one to check things off the list, this is a place to see; or if you are a fan of the Da Vinci Code... The highlight of the visit was the map we were given while inside to help us locate specific statues and carvings throughout the interior of the chapel. Not allowed to take pictures inside-... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Outstanding location, beautiful inside and out. Fantastic place to visit. Lovely staff especially Maureen she was great. Unfortunately couldn't take a picture inside the Chapel but you can buy a book or CD with photos from gift shop. Will visit again. Thanks.

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Before leaving Edinburgh to head north for Inverness in the north, I made a quick 12km drive to the Rosslyn Chapel. This 15th Century chapel is made famous by the novel and movie “Da Vinci Code”. You can take pictures of the chapel from the outside, but once inside, no photos are allowed. I was fascinated by the numerous stone... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have been to Rosslyn Chapel several times the past 10 years. It didn't used to be quite as touristy as it is now. But, it is still a wonderful place to visit; to just sit outside on the grass, relax and feel the history. I can't wait to return.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took the #15 bus from Edinburgh city centre (3.50 for an all-day adult ticket) to Roslin and back. The chapel does not disappoint. Many don't know that Rosslyn Chapel is a working church. They hold prayer meetings three days each week and we were fortunate to attend one the day we were there. It was very moving. You are... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The chapel had a very calming atmosphere. The Freemason architecture was breathtaking and sculptures were just stunning. This is definitely a must go. Had no problems with finding the place and parking was a breeze.

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