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Rosslyn Castle

Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
+44 1628 825925
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Hidden Surprise

Not knowing much about the castle, we walked down after visiting the Chapel, a short walk between... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rebecca C
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Three cheers for landmark trust

We stayed with our grown sons for our holiday Kitchen is well appointed Loved the sequestered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicole G
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Mainly built around 1450, Rosslyn Castle is situated on a truly dramatic site; on a tree-covered spine of rock rising steeply from the River Esk, which surrounds it on three sides. The Rosslyn estate has been held by the St.Clair family since the Barony of Rosslyn was established in 1070 and its most famous landmark, Rosslyn Chapel, is just a few minutes’ walk away. The Chapel has recently undergone an extensive programme of conservation and a state-of-the-art visitor centre tells the Chapel’s story – from its 15th century origins, through the Reformation to the Da Vinci Code and beyond. Today, the Castle makes a perfect base for exploring Rosslyn Chapel, Glen and surrounding attractions of Midlothian. On the outskirts of Edinburgh, Rosslyn Castle is ideal for exploring the many delights which Scotland’s historic capital city has to offer, all year round. There are very good public transport links between the village of Roslin and the city centre.
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“its heyday” (2 reviews)
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Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PU, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not knowing much about the castle, we walked down after visiting the Chapel, a short walk between the cemetery we found it without any directions. I believe there is availability to stay at the Castle, but the original castle lays in ruins, I believe Henry...More

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed with our grown sons for our holiday Kitchen is well appointed Loved the sequestered garden with a picnic table Only regret was that it was too warm for a fire in rhe glorious fireplace Dungeons and old kitchens provided added intrigue

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed with family (6 adults, 3 children) for a long weekend and had an amazing time. Accommodation is spacious and filled with objects and pictures that would usually be on display in museums - it was so atmospheric and instantly exciting for the children!...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great walk from the Chapel. Although it is rented out and you can not go inside, or we couldn’t, they open it on some occasions, it is worth walk.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

It is a short, but steep 5 minute walk downhill from the chapel between two cemeteries to visit the remains of this castle. There's no real signage so be sure to ask how to get there. We took a longer circular route back, which was...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Private - keep out - looks like it would be great to have an explore round the castle - the grounds and park area are good for a picnic but no access to the castle itself. Looks wonderful.

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

By asking a gentleman walking his dog up a side road, just before The Chapel, where this road led to at the bottom he very kindly told me "turn left follow the track to Rosslyn Castle" With this info. I set off. Along the track...More

2  Thank 780salmonman
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This was our third trip to Rosslyn Castle and Rosslyn Chapel as well. If you love the story of the Knight's Templar, this is a great place to learn more. A beautiful place that has a wonderful energy.

1  Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great to be back to stay at Rosslyn Castle this week after our first visit in October last year. We are re booked for November 2018. Perfect relaxation in unique castle ,lovely glen for walking , hearty meals at the original Roslin Inn. Room in...More

1  Thank MikeA15
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The great secret is that you can rent accommodations to stay in Rosslyn Castle. I loved the serene, slightly melancholy, mood of this place. After crossing the bridge and opening the door to this 1622 stone manor, one is transported to another time. The key...More

3  Thank JuneKaimuki
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I'm really really sorry I don't know. hope you find out as it's a great day out
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