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Review of Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Roslin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Thank you Fiona for all the information. Thank you to all the staff for making my daughters 21st a day to remember. Thank you also to William the cat who jumped up on Katie and nestled in. This place is a wee gem hidden away. A must on a list of places to see. To see is to believe. We will come back another time. Thank you again x

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"the da vinci code"
in 285 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 130 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 74 reviews
"interesting history"
in 46 reviews
"gift shop"
in 97 reviews
"stone carvings"
in 62 reviews
"dan brown"
in 40 reviews
"holy grail"
in 58 reviews
"no photography"
in 38 reviews
"an amazing place"
in 22 reviews
"knights templar"
in 45 reviews
"small cafe"
in 25 reviews
"stone work"
in 31 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 35 reviews
"restoration work"
in 25 reviews
"working church"
in 24 reviews
"guided tour"
in 63 reviews

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Beautifully restored chruch, interesting history. The guide was friendly and helpful. It is still being renovated but you can still see everything. Note you cannot take photos inside the chapel.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We visited at 9.30 on 2nd Jan and there was already a queue! Good information panels and the tour at 10am was excellent. Highly recommended. The cafe was also very good.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The history and architecture make this well worth a visit - just a pity the price (£9 when we last visited) is so high. Also a pity the cafe can't be accessed without paying for entry to the chapel: as relative locals we would be very happy to take visitors to the chapel and have a coffee while they are looking round ... it's too expensive to visit very often, so we think very carefully before we do suggest going these days! However, there is excellent parking, and visitors should take strong shoes and allow more than a couple of hours as there are excellent walks starting directly from the chapel.

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GuideManager, Manager at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thank you for your positive review. Regarding the entry fee - do you know as a potential regular visitor you can give us one gift-aided donation equivelant to an entry fee, and get a pass that will allow you free entry for a full year? That would allow you to come in for coffee whenever you wanted. Or if you are bringing a small group of paying visitors, you would be allowed in free as the group leader. For any advice on this, just give us a call at the chapel
Fiona Rogan, Learning Manager.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

went here with a friend. everywhere your eye looks there are the most awe inspiring carvings. thought provoking. you leave the place just speechless. it was many years ago i visited this place maybe 5 years there was scaffolding round it as they were doing work so my friend and i climbed the view was panoramic.i took the guided tour and the guide pointed out some little things you wouldnt notice on your own.yes its small but perfect.sorry cant remember any of the facilities. and cant put date i visited as its not on the "when did i visit" section.

Thank j k
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