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“Beautiful chapel”
Review of Rosslyn Chapel

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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful chapel”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

We visited on a really wet day. We arrived during a small service which was lovely. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos which a guide rather loudly informed one visitor and it was so busy that it was near impossible to stop and look in detail at the beautiful carvings. I would recommend going early to see chapel. The talk in the chapel was worth the wait, interesting and quite humorous.

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Marietta, Georgia
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“Bus 15 from Prince's Street”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Rosslyn Chapel is about a 40 minute to hour bus ride from Prince's Street in New Town. Chapel is beautiful. Includes a small museum showing the restoration process. There are intermittent talks within the Chapel that share the stories and meanings behind the carvings. There a limited number laminated sheets that show you where to look for the different pieces, try to get one of these to get more out of the experience. I was very happy I took the time to do this. No indoor photography permitted.

Visited May 2011
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Canberra, Australia
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“Interesting carvings, long bus trip”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

Went to Rosslyn Chapel on 7th September via the public bus. The number 15 Lothian bus takes you there in about 45 mins from the centre of Edinburgh. I made the mistake of trying to catch the bus from St. Andrews Square. Turns out that square has heaps of bus stops around it, so very confusing! Simpler to catch it from York Place, Princes Street or Lothian Road. The fare was about £1.30. The bus runs once an hour. The driver announced the Rosslyn Chapel stop, but you could also just hop off when most other people do. rosslyn Chapel itself was interesting. The guide inside provided some good background information. There's also a 12 min video in the visitor centre you can watch. Would recommend the Chapel for anyone with an interest in the Knights Templar, the Masons, restoration of historic buildings, stone carvings, religious history of Scotland.

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“A MUST SEE if you're in Scotland, even if you never read/saw Da Vinci Code”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

Visited this site with my husband the other day and was very satisfied with the visit. Despite his growing up near the site, and the fact that he is an Episcopal priest, he had never been. The site is beautiful and the 30 minute "tour" and short film are very informative and the history of the site is fascinating. Worth the £7.50 enterance fee. Disappointing that you cannot take photos inside.

2 Thank HeatherLadyHarding
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“absolutely magnificent”
Reviewed September 1, 2011

This is worth the 6 Pounds admission. It is so beautiful. The village is lovely too.

Visited October 2010
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