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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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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a pleasant working chapel just outside of Edinburgh. It is a place we have wanted to visit for some time now due to its appearance in the above film. The chapel does not dwell on the fact that it was in both the film and book, which is pleasing as many attractions rely on their film notoriety. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

There's just something about charging admission to a chapel that seems wrong. I know that upkeep, repairs and maintenance aren't free and that the many visitors take a toll on the chapel, but still 9 Pounds?? At 9 pounds each, that can get quite expensive for a place where an hour is plenty of time to see everything. Also, once... More

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Visiting Rosslyn Chapel was one of our highlights while visiting the Edinburgh area. The new visitor center helped prepare us for viewing the chapel because of the nice computers that helped us find some of the features within the chapel.

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Edinburgh
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Popped in here first thing and thought it would be quiet, wrong, lots of visitors Arrived just in time for the Guide's talk on the history of the Chapel. It was very interesting and informative and helped to appreciate this magnificent historic place. Good value for the entrance price.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Through the Book and Movie " Da Vinci Code" I was very interested to see Rosslyn Chapel. So I took the opportunity to visit it as part of a Highland Experience Tour. It was great to see this historical Church and to walk a bit through the Rosslyn Glen at a day with great weather.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Rosslyn Chapel is an architecturally stunning little chapel . The heavily ornamented interior and exterior are fascinating and an eternal tribute to some very clever stonemasons . It is hard to get away from the legends and folklore that have built up about the chapel : Dan Brown's " Da Vinci Code " and a host of other publications ,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The interest in this relatively small chapel on the outskirts of edinberg has gone up exponentially After the release of movie based on Dan Browns book Da Vinci Code. The carvings on the inner and outer walls are painstakingly restored. The entrance is modernized with moving models of the chapel,interesting audio visual clips with puzzles for visitors ,all adding to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lonely Planet and many reviewers say this is a must see, Yep. It is. We took the 15 bus from Princes St. and it was a nice 30 minute ride to the chapel. We spent most of the morning exploring the chapel with a 20 minute introduction and then ambling in and out and all about. We also walked to... More

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New England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a nice visit to the tiny chapel. We arrived in the rain so we didn't spend much time outside. Inside is fascinating. We waited the 20 minutes for the 12:15 pm lecture. The guide certainly brought the details to life.

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Wetherby, West Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited a few years ago and it was surrounded by scaffolding with a roof over it for it to dry out. The process is now complete and it is much more attractive although by climbing on the scaffolding you could view the extraordinary carvings and gargoyles. Nice gift shop and café and an interesting half day out.

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