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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 bubblesReviewed September 19, 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to stay. We have been here several times including a magical Christmas stay a few years ago. The snow at that time of year turns the place into something really special. The inside gives a feel of how this Medieval Castle would have functioned with family portraits adorning the walls and big log fireplaces. There... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

A short walk down from Rosslyn Chapel. A small ruin & a private home. Be careful on the approaching bridge if you have children. It's a serious drop! No warning signs on the open stone bridge!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Our first experience renting a Landmark Trust property and Rosslyn Castle was a fantastic place to stay. Booked again for next year and we cant wait

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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