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Address: Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Amazing (expensive) church that doesn't allow interior photos (even without flash)

Had seen a documentary on this chapel and also read the DaVinci Code so wasn't going to miss it when I saw the brown sign. Enjoyed our visit but felt the admission fee was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Had seen a documentary on this chapel and also read the DaVinci Code so wasn't going to miss it when I saw the brown sign. Enjoyed our visit but felt the admission fee was very steep for what you got as it can easily be seen in half an hour, and also the 'no interior photos' rule was odd, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Rosslyn Chapel is around half an hours drive from Edinburgh city set in beautiful countryside. The chapel is a must for history seekers and lovers of Scottish heritage . Chapel tour guide on the day was excellent and knew her subject well. She was always on site and would try and answer even the most obscure questions. You are free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

This lovely chapel definitely worth a trip to see. Much of it has been restored from original It has been in the same family since the 1400s, and of course, famous for some of the setting of the movie, The DaVinci Code. The chapel is a working church, and if you are interested in services there, known as the Collegiate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We visited Rosslyn Chapel with family who live near Glasgow. As far as religious edifices go it is small....being a family place or worship. Its fame from Dan Brown and historians is interesting and it is certainly worth a visit. The commentaries by guide were not clear as the narrative voice was soft, too fast and did not carry. It... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

As we were in the area we decided to visit here ..... The grounds outside the chapel entrance were nice and peaceful with seating around the cemetery ...... Once you have decided to have your arm ripped of then through the entrance you go .... In my opinion this is a blatant excuse to take as much money off you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We attended a lovely service, in beautiful surroundings. Everyone very friendly, and hot drinks and biscuits afterwards. The Chapel was beautiful as expected, and we had a lovely lunch. Excellent shop, helpful and friendly staff and excellent toilet facilities. Particularly enjoyed meeting William, the (feline) chapel guardian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We we're completely absorbed with the detail in the carvings in the chapel. This has to be one of a kind, for the amount of detail. The Knights Templar are depicted, and it takes one back in time examining the meanings surrounding each carver figure. Was Dan Briwn accurate in DaVinci code? One wonders about history and reality. Certainly worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Be aware of the opening times, we went on a Sunday and had to wait an hour. The curve is magnificent the carving out if this world. The camera police in the way a lot of the time. Why you can't take pictures is beyond my understanding. The outside is even more decorative than the inside. We worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You will feel it like Heaven. It is nice and charming oustide, and really overwhelming inside. The guided visit is very interesting, and the guides are friendly, inclined to answer every question, and to walk with you after the visit to show you whatever you like, little details about the architecture, to tell you more about the history, and you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Formally known as the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel was built in the mid 1400's. The church was founded by the First Earl of Caithness, William Sinclair, and remains in the family to this date. The current owner is the 7th Earl of Rosslyn Peter St Clair-Erskine. Of course pictures inside the chapel are not allowed, but look... More 

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Address: Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Roslin
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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