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“Dan Brown brought me here but it really is a mystery inside!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel
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$39.19*
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Da Vinci Code and Scottish Borders Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Roslin
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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.
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“Dan Brown brought me here but it really is a mystery inside!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

An amazing array of different styles of masonry, but raises many unanswered questions. A real must see and a beautiful building worth the long bus ride from Edinburgh.

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“Raises more questions than it answers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Wow, firstly what a beautiful building. Secondly, take the time to listen to the presentation by the tour guide. It's about 20 minutes of intrigue and raises the possibility that the history of the discovery of the new world is not as taught in schools. No conspiracy theories here, just stone cold facts that are intriguing. I can't stand Dan Brown and his nonsense but you can see how a chapel such as this can provide such furtile grounds for imaginations. Carvings of flora and fauna from the Americas that are were carved 100 years before the Americas were discovered by Columbus.... Animals that weren't known about at the time they were carved.....

Visited March 2014
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“A hidden gem absolutely truly breathtaking.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I had been looking forward to visiting this chapel for many years after reading the Da Vinci Code.
It is a small version of the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon Portugal with all the inticrate carvings and delicate stone work.
It is an hidden gem,absolutely truly breathtaking.

The tourguide at Rosslyn Chapel was very informative.

My friend was interested in going, because her holiday home has a Mason's mark, on one of the stone slabs on the wall, of her fabulously luxurious house which is called Denfind House, which can be let for holidays.
Denfind House is a stones throw from Muirfield Golf course
The large unsual Mason's mark on her property is very similar to a smaller mark found on the Apprentice's Pillar in the Rosslyn Chapel.

Visited March 2014
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“Amazing :-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Da Vinci Code aside which has made the Chapel famous and brought much tourism to Roslin, there are many links to Freemasonry, Knights Templar etc but so much more as well. The intricacy of the carvings and masonry is phenomenal and the overall experience is well worth the £9 entrance fee (less for concessions). I usually fly to Edinburgh on business but this time drove and took a day off after my business to go here. So glad I did :-) I was limited on time but will return as I could happily have spent a few hours here.

Visited March 2014
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“Just stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Lovely visitor centre and cafe shop area with lots of interesting info and things for kids to do. The maps of the chapel,point out the most interesting carvings but it is all spectacular. There are regular talks and this pointed out lots more history and of course all the information on that book and the filming off it. A fascinating afternoon out.

Visited March 2014
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