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Address: Roslin EH25 9PX, Scotland
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a ruin but an interesting one

If you have been in the chapel and heard the history of the St. Clair family then you rather want to go and see the ruins just to complete the experience ( staff will give you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gilliane M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Alexandria, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sorry to say but not much left of the castle. It is only accessible by foot from Rosslyn Chapel. The walk is about 1/4 mile with a couple of minor hills.....easy walk. Don't miss going down and around the ruins. When you get to the stone bridge to the castle, there is a trail to the right. Take this and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have been in the chapel and heard the history of the St. Clair family then you rather want to go and see the ruins just to complete the experience ( staff will give you directions ) - my friend who walks added with a stick managed down the path and back up ok, although we stayed on the... More 

Thank Gilliane M
Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "castle" is mainly just an old house that is locked up. It is a stroll down a long country road from the Roslyn Chapel. The scenery is nice but otherwise not much to see.

Thank DohaInternational
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Visited after seeing the chapel, had seen from other reviewers that it was a bit of a hike, but was only 10 minutes, if that, however coming back up in the heat was tiring. Take good shoes. The castle itself is a ruin, but nevertheless the scenery stunning, there is no other word. well worth the walk, beautiful in the... More 

Thank Natasha W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Since we had time at Rosslyn Chapel we took the side path (off to the right just before the Chapel) to Rosslyn Castle. It is not very far, maybe a five minute walk. However, there is not much to see there except the ruins of the walls and a private residence.

Thank Jeffery W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The castle ruins are less than a ten minute walk from the Chapel. The footpath begins from the corner of the car park nearest the Chapel and is fairly easy. There is very little to see and the house that remains is private. A lovely wooded walk though and you may be tempted to retrace your steps partway and walk... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Always interesting to visit a castle or ruin. We have been there on a Sunday afternoon, but the castle is closed. Very close to the famous chapel in Rosslyn, you go down through the road besides the chapel until you find the path. 5 minutes walking to find the ruins of the walls and towers, interesting and stunning place above... More 

1 Thank Giuseppe C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A very helpful guide at Rosslyn Chapel recommended a visit to the nearby castle. If you stay on the pain path there's not a lot to see other than a couple of bits of wall near the private stone building pictured at the top of this page. However, take the steps down to the right at the start of the... More 

1 Thank Kate M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I took the more strenuous walk to the ruins by walking along part of the River Esk and crossing over a small pedestrian bridge. Since I came in the "backway" I had several very steep inclines to work, but I had the entire trail to myself. The first site that appeared was the archway and I was then able to... More 

1 Thank MATaylor36
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Well worth the very short if not smooth walk from the Rosslyn Chapel to find the final UK scenes from the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and very good views.

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