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Rosslyn Chapel

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Address: 1 Chapel Loan | Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT, Scotland
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+44 131 440 2159
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Today
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Rosslyn Chapel, dating back to 1446, is just seven miles from Edinburgh...

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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Small, but worth a visit

The chapel itself sits in a small area of land and it is a nice, quiet restful place. Finding out about the history of the building was interesting and the views from the grounds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The chapel itself sits in a small area of land and it is a nice, quiet restful place. Finding out about the history of the building was interesting and the views from the grounds of the surrounding countryside were great. In my opinion, there is not enough to do for more than 30 - 45 minutes, although their coffee from... More 

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This old church is fantastic and really full of history. It is outside Edinburgh but easily accessed by bus and only about a 30min ride. There are great knowledgeable staff who tell you more than the leaflets, a good coffee place and other walks nearby.

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Glasgow, Scotland.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rosslyn chapel has a visitors centre which helps give you the context and a timeline of this wonderful buildings ups and downs over the centuries. The free visitors leaflet gives detail on the wonderful stone carvings in the chapel itself, from the apprentice pillar to the 100 or so 'green men'. Once inside this fairly small building, information panels in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved going to visit Rosslyn Chapel it has so much history and mystery about it and inside is just beautiful, you have to go and check it out!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This day was fantastic. A really must see if you visit Edinburgh. Fascinating and mysterious, restored with much love.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous place to visit whether you are partially sighted, blind or have perfect vision. Steeped in History, You get a perfect knowledgeable trained guide who gives an interesting verbal history of the Chapel.By no means a total history but more than enough to wet any appetite for knowledge to learn more.When you enter the visitor centre your... More 

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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. Just on your final point, there is wheelchair access throughout the visitor centre and to nearly all areas of the Chapel itself and the grounds. Our website has full details (see 'access' in the Visit section). I hope that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely interesting visit. Fantastic architecture and history. Only point is that it is not well signposted from main routes.

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Nontron, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't actually go into the chapel itself but visited the info centre at the entrance as we felt that £7 (pensioner rate) was a bit step for a small property. The information centre was very well laid out with a small cafe and gift shop with it.

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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you thought £7 was too expensive for a visit; admission includes access to the Chapel, grounds and visitor centre for the day and the opportunity to listen to talks given by our Guides, as well as providing essential income for Rosslyn Chapel Trust, which is a registered charity, to conserve the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and my 3 family members visited the Chapel in December 2016. What was my dissapointment to find out, after our visit, that there was a possibility to extend a validity of the entrance tickets for the next 12 months for free. I accessed your web site to find out more and I wasn't able to. That's the shame the... More 

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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that you were not made aware of our annual pass during your visit. We do try to inform as many people as possible about the pass and have leaflets displayed in the visitor centre; there is also information on our website in the 'visit' section, under admission. If you would like... More 

Perth, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slept overnight on how i was going to write this review as i was too livid yesterday to be objective. I am giving the chapel and the staff we encountered within the chapel the 5 star rating. However i would like to voice my concern regarding the unacceptable encounter i had at the admission desk. Admission is £9 so for... More 

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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for posting your review. Having discussed your comments with colleagues, it seems as if there must have been a misunderstanding at the admissions desk and I apologise that you did not receive your change, which we will gladly provide if you would like to get in touch directly. Other travellers should be reassured that this... More 

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