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Rosslyn Chapel

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Address: 1 Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-440-2159
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 an absolutely magnificent chapel, we were first in so I got about 10 minutes inside alone before everyone else arrived. We spent a good 2 1/2 hours here with all the history.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an absolutely magnificent chapel, we were first in so I got about 10 minutes inside alone before everyone else arrived. We spent a good 2 1/2 hours here with all the history.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of those attractions that is very small in size, but there is a lot of stonework to see (if thats your thing) It is well worth staying for the talk as it highlights all the important features along with the tales that go with them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning example of perseverance of a vision. It is difficult to imagine the time and effort that the build took without the detailed 3D scaled model and the time lapse film. There was a tour scheduled but this wasn't very well advertised so we didn't know about it till we were leaving. There were a lot of people and therefore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes its bow famous vecause of the Davinci Code. But for those in the know..or not as the case maybe this place is special..very special..steeped in history, crafted by people who had special knowledge, guided by Templars: this is a must visit site for anyone interested in such a history. I think it is important for individuals to find out... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such wonderful history and the inside of the chapel is truly awe inspiring. Stick around for the guided tour of the chapel - it's really interesting. Just how did flowers that only grow in America end up carved in stone in Scotland, before America was discovered.....?

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Thank KatieCLee91
Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must if you are in Midlthian. most visitors are fans of the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, and scenes from the book were shot at this location. Miraculously the income received from visitors has enabled this structure to be saved fo all to see.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a Mason I have wanted to visit Rosslyn Chapel for many years, finally up there with Mrs and kids at the shops so had the chance. Won't bore people but there is a huge amount of evidence of a long Masonic history that goes back way before Dan Brown and the Da Vinci Code, and the link with the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have wanted to visit this chapel for many years. Disappointed that it cost so much for two adults. It was so packed we couldn't get a good enough look at all the beautiful carvings. The chapel itself is amazing, the amount of detail in the carvings was exceptional.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with family during their holiday in Edinburgh. The chapel is wonderful if you enjoy history, interesting and accomplished stone masonry or otherwise the many myths and historical nuances associated with it. Although very busy, accessing the chapel was easy and it didn't feel overly crowded. I had expected an element of quietness within the chapel and was a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to visit this chapel during our two day stay in Edinburgh as it is not far to drive and looked like an interesting option. The place was very crowded but it was to be expected as it was the high of the tourist season in Scotland. The staff were not very successful in handling the amount of guests... More 

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