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Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

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A location associated with the Knights Templar, Rosslyn Chapel is the setting for many stories involving alternative histories. However, these stories are more fantasy than fact, and the chapel stands today as a remarkable historical and architectural landmark. The rich medieval and Gothic architecture rewards a careful eye with a wealth of hidden symbols--many have tried to interpret their meaning. Attend one of the free introductory talks on the chapel's history that take place daily. Don't leave the basement out of your tour: There you will find the architect's original plans sketched on the wall. Use our Roslin trip itinerary planner to visit Rosslyn Chapel on your trip to Roslin, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • What a wonderful experience this visit was. The Chapel has an amazing history and softy behind it. Be sure to sit in when the guides give the short overview. Their stories are fascinating. We found th...  more »
  • This is a gorgeous 1446 chapel that has been restored to its beautiful former self. There are so many carvings that you need a tour guide (included with your ticket and very helpful) and a good book t...  more »
  • Have wanted to visit here for many years since reading 'Holy Blood and Holy Grail' and finally got there this year with my son and his wife. My son is studying ancient and mediaeval history at uni so ...  more »
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  • The talk given in the chapel is wonderful! The talk was very informative and educational! There was much we would have missed seeing if we had misssed it! The atmosphere was great! The chaps in the cafe were super friendly! Fantastic gift shop and staff! William the cat is a charmer! Patient and loving! He has a world of admirers!
  • Loved this place. The tour guide was fantastic and I told him so afterwards. It's unfortunate that you can't take photos inside. Even so, it was so beautiful and is still a working church! wow
  • Amazing bit of history, very close to Edinburgh, definitely a must visit! £9 pound for adults, £7 students. Wonderful introduction to the history of the chapel every hour.
  • Pre-Reformation (just) church with some of the best preserved stone carving in Scotland. A rare survival given the post-reformation preference for unadorned interior architecture. Well worth the visit.
  • We visited this beautyful little church on a friday afternoon in June 2017. There were many people and it was very very warm inside. Lovely for my little daughter was the church cat and the Kids area where she could built an arch. The price isn´t cheap but those buildings need a lot of money.