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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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$48*
and up
Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group...
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Roslin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Rosslyn Chapel, dating back to 1446, is just seven miles from...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Rosslyn chapel is beautiful to look at and you can only imagine the hours of work put to create such detailed carvings and then later again when restoring them for us to see. Ticket 9£ includes a guided talk about the history, presented well and worth sitting down to listen. There is also a chart available to guide a visitor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had simply no words to describe what I felt in that moment. Everything was amazing. The conservation of the Chapel is just incredible - talking as an architect expert in conservation of Historical Buildings. The shop building was so well integrated in the complex of the Chapel that it let you read not only the mentioned building, but all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit at Roslyn Chapel. So far, one of my favorite places in Scotland, It has something special. In the chapel is plenty of information about history, legends, etc. and interesting free tours. I strongly recommend to visit this place!!

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Blairgowrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Thank you Maureen for the tour. So much more than the Da Vinci Code. An absolute gem and a trip back in time. I would advise taking the time to listen to the guides talk, if available as she is so passionate about her chapel and her knowledge is amazing. Also take a walk down to the castle. You can... More 

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Stanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lots of great facts about a very interesting Historical site. The chapel is ornate and stunning to look at, inside and out. There are lots of odd facts and tales about its build and its place in scottish history. The fact it was used in the Da Vinci Code brought it to prominence but it is a star in its... More 

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troon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Easily reached by bus from Edinburgh. The refurbished chapel and new visitors centre is ideal for those who enjoy visiting Historical sights which are excellent in their own right but also have a bit of mystery .As mentioned in the book "Holy Blood and Holy Grail" as well as "The Da Vinci Code" ,there are many mysteries around the Chapel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I never read the DaVinci Code and was mostly unfamiliar with the Rosslyn Chapel, and I'm so glad I went. The chapel is an easy bus ride from Edinburgh (no need to take a tour group!) and I got there right as the chapel was opening for the day. I stayed for the tour guide's speech on the chapel, which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

i loved the davinci code and have visited a lot of the places mentioned in the book. this small church is very atmospheric and its a definite must for all davince fans. who knows what secrets are really hels here.. so mysterious. it was the highlight of my scottish visit. scotland has been great and I'm really sad to leave... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We'd enjoyed a fabulous and extremely long walk in Roslin Glen Country Park, and were delighted when we finally reached Rossyln Chapel. However to our astonishment we were told that you couldn't even enter the visitor center without paying an admission fee. We would have loved some refreshment, the chance to browse the visitor center (possibly buy things?!) and then... More 

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

Thank you for posting your comments. We do stress on our website and on-site signage that, due to pressure of space throughout the year, the visitor centre facilities, including the coffee shop, toilets and interpretation, are only accessible to people paying to visit the Chapel and to passholders. I am sorry that you were unaware of this and were disappointed... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

An intriguing, inspiring and lovingly preserved building, supported by a beautifully crafted visitor's centre and hugely knowledgeable, friendly, patient and helpful staff - will be back!

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