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“Intricate details at every corner, it's a treasure hunt!”
Review of Rosslyn Chapel

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.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Intricate details at every corner, it's a treasure hunt!”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you love stories and how architecture tell the stories hundreds of years on, you will love this place. It is a small chapel but every corner, nave, pillar, carving is like a treasure hunt. The guides spoke with a heavy accent which makes the understanding a tad difficult. The audio guide is pretty good, use one of the laminated A3 layout plan to help you figure out what you should be looking for. Otherwise, just ask the guides - they are friendly and helpful.

Visited September 2012
Thank Debbie_Koh
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Interesting and a little spooky”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

I visited Rosslyn Chapel in April 2011 with some friends from England.
The chapel was still in a fairly advanced state of restoration but none the less a totally awesome place to visit. The architecture was truly magnificent , it's religious associations and general history stimulating a great degree of mind searching .

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“a hidden gem and a must see”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

After reading the DaVinci Code this chapel became a must see. It was amazing. So happy we went a little out of our way to view such a wonderful church. In spite of all the visitors, it still had the aura of a place of worship. The staff was wonderful and the guides were very knowledgable. I would recommend this chapel to people with varied interests of architecture, medieval eras, history, religion, etc. A bargain admission after all the other places that give a lot less and charge a lot more.

Visited September 2012
Thank Patricia H
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“Beautiful stone work but a it pricey admission-9 pounds”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was a beautiful midieval church and with wonderful stonework. A nice 20 minute tour pointed out must see in the church. Def rely take the walk to the ruined castle nearby, this view is truly magnificent.

Visited September 2012
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“Fab Masonry”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Fab example of craftmanship of days gone by , historical gem , still undergoing restoration.But an experience well worth a visit

Visited May 2012
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