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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
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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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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful place, full of history with a nod to Hollywood to boot. A lovely little stop on the way to Peebles. Great coffee shop and education piece before you go outside to the Chapel. Amazing stone masonry like you have never seen and the staff were very knowledgeable too. So pleased that this historical gem has been restored, Scotland at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This chapel may be famous as a result of the da Vinci code, but it is worthy of a visit for its uniqueness and character. The scale of masonry and carvings is simply quite large practically covering the whole building.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you have an interest in History, churches or the Da Vinci code then this is a place you must visit. The tour guides certainly know their stuff and make the talk fun as well as informative

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Raymond, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Yes, my husband wanted to go because of The Da Vinci Code, but it was beautiful, and worth driving on the left side of the road, through lots of roundabouts (very convenient if you're lost, which we were), on our wedding day. Unfortunately, there was lots of scaffolding on the outside, but one could still see the beauty of the... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We didn't even go in as it is so expensive, £9 each and photography not allowed, someone is creaming off a lot of money, as a few years ago it was free.

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

Thank you for posting your comments. As Rosslyn Chapel Trust is a registered charity, our admission charge (£9 adult, £7 concession, free for children in a family group) provides income for the conservation of this unique building, thereby allowing future generations to be able to appreciate and enjoy it. I am sorry that this charge prevented you from visiting, as... More

East Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing building. Forget The Da Vinci Code - in its own right, as a possible cypher for Templar and Masonic history, it is a riot of carvings. Good, clear tour guides, but heaving with people. If you don't like crowds, avoid in high season. Entry fee is a little expensive for what you get, but lovers of... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I tell ya, we in the US could really learn something from the Scots on how to present an attraction. Made famous by both the book by Dan Brown an the movie starring Tom Hanks, Rosslyn Chapel is a small but breathtaking chapel located on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The Chapel, thanks to its recent notoriety now has a full... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well worth the £9 unlike some other places ... our sat nav couldn't find Rosslyn as the village is Roslin which I found out by chance. Sheets inside explaining all the different carvings so you don't need guide book. A detailed explanation is given to anyone inside the chapel at certain times and is included in your ticket. I really... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This chapel is like nothing I have ever seen before, and with all the mystery and speculation surrounding it, yo come away with as many questions as answers. The Da Vinci Code has certainly had an impact on visitors, most of whom when I was there, were from overseas.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited with young daughter (10) and we both thoroughly enjoyed our visit! It is a stunningly beautiful little chapel. The intricate carvings are really breathtaking! I would absolutely recommend a visit to this little gem! We were lucky that one of the staff gave a talk while we were there, which was both interesting and informative. However, nothing was mentioned... More

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