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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
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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What a beautiful chapel. Family owned for centuries, unbelievable. Felt right to pay 9 pounds because by doing so the owner can keep up with the expenses of restoring and/or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Den Haag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful chapel. Family owned for centuries, unbelievable. Felt right to pay 9 pounds because by doing so the owner can keep up with the expenses of restoring and/or conserving this place. The floor heating (just to name a thing) was done excellently. The chapel itself is a marvel of mastery. The location is worth a visit as well.... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited here nearly 2 weeks ago and absolutely loved it. This is the first time that I have been since the canopy was taken off and wow. At first we thought it was quite expensive at £9 per adult but afterwards I do think it's worth it. The visitor centre is spectacular and although we only had hot drinks... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A beautiful church and intresting history thats why I gave it top marks. but its overpriced at £9 each to walk around a church that your not even allowed to take photos in is just too much money and isnt value for money. Probably getting away with this charge because of the film. Disappointed

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

Thank you very much for visiting and for posting your review. Rosslyn Chapel Trust, which looks after the Chapel for future generations to appreciate, is a registered charity and admission income is necessary to fund vital and ongoing conservation, repair and educational work. Admission is £9 for adults but we have a concessionary price (£7) and children, visiting as part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Make sure you take the tour. There are a lot of small details, easily missed. It's the story that fascinated me most of all. You can see how story tellers like dan brown and others, weaved Rosslyn into their stories. Our guide was a good teller of yarns and I'm sure yours will be too. The story of the local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went to the Rosslyn Chapel, on the Sunday the 15th. I first heard about it through the famous Da Vinci Code, the book and then the movie. Obviously that made me curios and I wanted to see it. Came to Edinburgh 2 years ago, never knew the exact location of this chapel till only recently. So finally when I got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wanted to go for years and it was well worth the wait. Absolutely stunning, so interesting and peaceful. We even met William the Chapel cat! A must see, restaurant was good too. Staff helpful, friendly and attentive especially the 2 young men in the restaurant. Good value, only £9 to get in with children free with paying adults.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A very important historical building well managed with great exhibits and literature explaining the history. The gift shop has really good souvenirs and the whole experience is like walking back in time. This site has a special meaning for freemasons so if you belong to such an order I would say it is a must on your travel list. The... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm surprised folks have complained about the cost; believe me when I tell you the price to see this gem is a bargain. The trip from Edinburgh was pleasant. The chapel was busy but I was pleased to see that. The guides were knowledgable, approachable, and friendly. I never felt rushed and I'm glad to have stayed to listen to... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit, staff very friendly & informative! Even the chapel cat was very friendly😄

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

When we arrived we first thought that the £9 adult admission fee was a bit on the steep side, but once we were inside all doubts vanished. This is not a large church like the great minsters, abbeys and cathedrals, neither does it have the scale of the ruined monasteries like Fountains or Jedburgh, but it more than makes up... More 

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