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“Incredible, stunning, enthralling”
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.
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Seen the movie then go see the chapel it is absolutely incredible
to see carvings over 1000 years old is amazing, the chapel is sublime.
Slight complaint, too many people allowed in at once it was a bit crushed

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

It is really extraordinary how well preserved is the chapel after years of abandonment. Of course you have to give credit to the people who is trying to preserve it to the future.You have to be here to admire XV century architecture. Beautiful.

Thank Vicente A
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Well worth the entrance fee. This is an amazing building. You could spend hours admiring the work of the masons who created this chapel. Maureen delivered a brilliant 20 minute talk about the history and myths of Rosslyn.
A very special place.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

My first visit and it was stunning.....I loved the history and carvings. It was very busy and at times seemed overcrowded, I was disappointed photography and videoing was forbidden inside the working church (apparently it causes disturbance to other visitors), the only disturbance was the guide shouting no photos. Café was fresh and airy. My only real gripe is the unisex toilets although attendant was cleaning them the smell is off putting! Pease consider separate male and female toilets.

Thank jackie c
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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for visiting Rosslyn Chapel and for posting your comments. The Chapel can get busy during August but please remember that we are open all year and it can be much quieter outwith the peak summer months. Thanks for your comments about the toilets and, as a priority, we will ensure that they smell fresher for visitors. We'll look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Charging £9 to see some privately owned chapel that featured in a piece of popular fiction seems disappointing to me.

5  Thank Hayers111
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Ian G, Director at Rosslyn Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for posting your comments. Rosslyn Chapel has been open to visitors for years - long before its inclusion in the Da Vinci Code made it a more popular destination for visitors. The building is indeed privately owned (and many visitors value the continuity that the family which founded the Chapel in 1446 still own it today) but it is managed through Rosslyn Chapel Trust, which is a registered charity. All income generated, therefore, supports the building's long term conservation to enable future generations to appreciate its history, architecture and carvings and also help ensure its continued use as a working church.

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