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Rosslyn Castle, Roslin

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  • A site with magic and history, near Edinburgh and easy to reach, taking the 37 in Edinburgh, in 49 minutes are in Rosslyn.
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  • 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....  more »
  • In this wonderful remnant of what once was a oerkasteel take your best yet even the chance to stay there. It is The landmark Trust and the price for a weekend is around 1,000 euros. You can sleep with 6 people and the castle is equipped with spacious rooms, bathrooms, dining room and kitchen. You have there really still a sunny garden at Secretary and this makes the accommodation fantastic anyway. It is a unique event and experience there is like Scotland return in history. Around the domain there is a beautiful hiking route that leads you to old battlefields and a Yewtree or yew of up 900 years old. If you are not staying you can still do the walks around it and the castle is 5 minutes away from the Rosslyn Chapel, which in itself then again a regular seat is in the village. The Sunday mass in the Chapel is well worth it. About 20 minutes ' drive away and you are in Edinburgh. What more could you ask for a brief visit to Scotland.
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  • A very beautiful castle, I wonder how much wonderful it would have been with its complete structure! A small valley below, a river, nice sceneries and woodland. Although the chapel nearby is well preserved and fabulous but this also worth a visit.
  • A lovely walk down to this from the chapel and great views of the glen.
  • Really beautiful ruins and a fantastic walk next to the river. Highly recommended.
  • Chapel more interesting than castle. Have been visiting both for 40+ years after coming down from the north since my maternal grandmother is a Sinclair (and there's some on my father's side too). They say the Sinclairs and Barclays came to Scotland with Queen (Saint) Margaret, before the Norman invasion of 1066. They are both Norman names.
  • Wonderful place, steeped in history. Lots of walks, lovely woodland, a castle and a river. What's not to like?
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