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Rosslyn Chapel

Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Roslin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It’s too much expensive for what we saw and learned about the place. And our guide was terrible. But any way, from what our guide told us, it doesn’t have nothing to do with the Da Vinci Code's plot.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Rosslyn Chapel in Rosslin Scotland, made famous recently in the movie "The Da Vinci Code" is so much more than what was depicted in the movie. The Chapel, built in the 1300's exhibits artistic carving without comparison. One can not help but to be transported back in time and struck with awe at the wonder of this building. Whether... More

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West Des Moines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It is a little spendy for the visit but we decided to go for it and stay for the discussion. A very good choice. The gentleman who spoke on the history and renovation was very knowledgeable and engaging. It is a beautiful site and the restoration has been handled very well.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I watched a documentary about Rosslyn Chapel restoration on TV and decided to take my overseas friends for an alternative from the usual Edinburgh sights. They, on the other hand, have watched Da Vinci Code. Both they and I had a very enjoyable visit. There was ample parking spaces outside. The staff was all very friendly, making visitors very welcome... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have seen many big cathedrals recently but I liked this chapel even more. It cost £9 for adults and free for kids. I did not mind paying as it goes back to resorting the chapel. The visitor center is excellent, with lots of hands on things to do for the kids and you get a good idea of the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I haven't read the Da Vinci Code, so I was not influence by the book, but only from the three stars which was granted by my tourist guide. About 40min bus from Edinburg'center, the chapel is a real gem, with a very nice architecture. Initially thought to become a church, it couldn't be completed fully due to the death of... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Absolutely stunning. This building is breathtaking from the outside and in. The history and detail is amazing and you don't have to be a fan of chapels or art or history to appreciate this. We travelled from Birmingham to see this and it was 100% worth it. The price was £9 per adult or £7 per student. I think this... More

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Since we visited this 3 years ago the entrance and visitor focus has improved considerably - they now have a lovely entrance, cafe and shop and facilities as well - however, now you are really unable to take any photos from the outside should you not wish to pay the entry fee which is a bit of a shame -... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

On our way into Edinburgh, we stopped by Rosslyn Chapel, which my tour book promised to be an "exquisite and ornate 15th-century" structure. What my (twenty year old) tour book failed to predict, however, is that it would cost nearly $30 for two adults, which is twice as much as most other chapels we've been to (and almost four times... More

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

Thank you very much for visiting and for posting your review. Rosslyn Chapel Trust, which looks after the building, is a registered charity and receives no public funding for its ongoing work. We depend on income from visitors, donations and legacies to look after the Chapel for future generations, so your visit has directly helped - thank you. We ask... More

Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am not big fan of visiting churches chapels and this type of attractions. But I must to say that it was quite interesting place to visit. It does not take too much time to see it but there is a nice park around with a long walks and scenery. If you have some free time and you are visiting... More

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