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Rosslyn Chapel

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Address: Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Rosslyn Chapel, dating back to 1446, is just seven miles from Edinburgh...
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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Tour 3 Rosslyn Chapel, the Borders and Hadrian's Wall

On Wednesday 22 April 2015 I joined the tour to Roslyn Chapel, Melrose Abby, Scotland/England Border and Hadrian's Wall. This was my third tour with Heart of Scotland and second... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

On Wednesday 22 April 2015 I joined the tour to Roslyn Chapel, Melrose Abby, Scotland/England Border and Hadrian's Wall. This was my third tour with Heart of Scotland and second with driver "James from Glasgow". Roslyn Chapel was fantastic. The detail in the stone carvings done hundreds of years ago is marvelous. The eye for detail on working with what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Rosslyn Chapel is an absolute gem of Edinburgh. Only a short (and very cheap) bus ride from the city centre this is a must see! Very beautiful, intricate art work and sculptures and amazing staff on hand to explain the stories behind it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had a marvellous visit to this outstanding Chapel. Great talk given in the Chapel and lots of information to hand, both interactive, visual, etc. Great overview of the Chapel being built on modern graphic table and lots of staff on hand to fill in the gaps. We sat in the sun on the terrace drinking top quality coffee, eating... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Rosslyn Chapel is a must see when visiting Edinburgh. Just a 30 minute local bus ride from Edinburgh. It's a great way to see some of the local scenery and then Rosslyn Chapel itself is just magnificent. We spent a most enjoyable two hours walking around, sitting and taking in the peace and tranquility of the Chapel. The guide talk... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There are lots of features in this Chapel that are unique in fact far too many to mention in fact it can be cultural overload , however when you listen to the guide it becomes clearer and in turn fascinating, a must visit if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Well worth a visit. The history of this Chapel is amazing, as is the restoration work that has brought it back to life. What a pity that photos are not allowed to be taken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Rosslyn Chapel is full of mystery, beauty, and history, yet it is a working church supported by the local congregation and visitors. We were so happy to be able to light a candle and offer a prayer while there. My sister and I could have spent the whole day looking at the the hundreds and hundreds of carvings, windows and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very nice chapel, loads of history, with lots and lots of details. You can spend months here and there is always a small new detail in the interior to find (but only spend a month if you are really interested in those kind of things). Free tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Take a bus from Edinburgh and you will... More 

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

One of the most amazing places I've been to. My guide (Iain Simpson) of Reel Private Tours of Scotland, read me the story of the Battle of Roslin in 1302. and told of how Scotland was in the 14th Century. This set the scene before we went in the Chapel. There is a lot of history and a hint of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is a real sense of history here. What an amazing place! The onsite staff present the story of Rosslyn in an entertaining way and are happy to answer questions. The carvings are magnificent and all proceeds from the entry fee to purchases in the shop and cafe go back into maintaining the property for future generations. Well worth a... More 

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