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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. To visit Rosslyn Chapel on your trip to Roslin, use our Roslin trip planner .
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  • You must put this building on your bucket list of places to visit. A truly magical place. Be prepared for the lecture not sure how often our one started at 11:00 so I’m assuming every hours.. Magical  more »
  • As members of Historic Scotland and Scottish National Trust, Rosslyn Chapel was off our list. What a revelation, renovation on going but obviously a vast amount has already been done with a modern vis...  more »
  • Be very clear what you are coming to. This is a 14th century church, originally a private family chapel, with beautiful stone carvings in abundance which is most unusual to have survived this long. My...  more »
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  • I am JP... and I love this place! it’s truly amazing, ......& yeah I went to visit off the back of the media attention but once visited I was left in awe....! The craftsmanship,the colours of sandstone, the journey the building has been through are all just remarkable .... as someone who has worked with my hands all my life making things I have an understanding what it takes to create and look in marvel and wonder at how they achieved what they did back then ...it blows my mind The stone masons all over the world created works of art creating chapel,cathedrals, churches but not many of them come with this much variation in theme of design & intrigue. So I must declare this ........ Absolutely beautiful building It’s 5yr since my first visit on a late autumn rustic day had a burning marmalade orange sunset on my late exit ....and what great day I had and I don’t think I will ever forget that day for all the gifts of memories I was left with ... As with all things there is a price and the commercial side is heavily evident but I chose to pay and pay happily based I looked at how the money has been invested on the attraction itself. So if you love history,craft and quality then go it is a fantastic place and if you don’t then give it I miss .... But I’ll end as I started .... I’m JP & I love this place👍🏼
  • Absolutely loved our visit to Rosslyn Chapel. My wee girl (5) had a ball too. She fell in live with William, the chapel cat and she had great fun cuddling him while we listened to the excellent talk by our wonderful, enthusiastic, approachable, knowledgeable and very friendly guide. The lady was just superb. I could have listened to her for hours. She was wonderful with my wee girl too. The castle is astonishing. I was fascinated by its history and mystery. The reception and shop staff were incredibly kind and helpful too. I was blown away when I stood under the key stone. So weird. You have to try it! My wee girl was over the moon when we surprised her with her very own 'William the chapel cat' from the gift shop to help her sleep. She was out like a light! I can't wait to visit again.
  • We began our visit to the Chapel half an hour before the next official talk and the guide very kindly pointed out some things relevant to the Quiz sheet but added explanations and historical fact suitable for the children as well as myself. She engaged really well with the older children. She also highlighted future events to me that she thought the children would enjoy.
  • Amazing amazing chapel with a fascinating history! So many hidden stories, definitely worth a visit. Your guide very helpful and informative. Can't fault it. Totally worth the over 50 bus stops from Edinburgh centre... :)
  • Beautifully constructed church with an interesting background and up on the hills of rosslyn. A short bus ride from Edinburgh city. Definitely a place to go for Fans of the movie and book. Staff on hand are friendly and knowledgeable, giving a comprehensive tour of the chapel grounds and history of the architecture. Beautifully constructed interior with intriguing murals all along the pillars and archers. An interesting stop off for many of the historical sites dotted around Edinburgh city and Scotland for that matter.
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