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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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  • This place is beautiful and ornate, but if you ha ave a small attention span like me you may greet bored easily. In which case I will task you in finding their chapel cat, and a small graveyard. The gift shop is very clean cut and well organized. You can even interact with some displays inside (including electronic ones). There is also a cafe and free toilets. You can't go wrong with visiting a famous place that has some mystery about it.
  • This small chapel is a beautiful place to make part of your Scotland trip. Be advised that they do not allow photos in the chapel and it may be very crowded and noisy. The staff made numerous announcements to NOT take photos which was more distracting than those sneaking photos. The facilities were very well maintained and overall a pleasurable experience.
  • Love this place! It's interesting, historic, scenic and truly captivating. The staff are very friendly, the tours are informative and the gift shop offers a wide variety of souvenirs. There's free parking and a modern stylish visitor centre.
  • Fascinating unique place. Good signage and modern visitors' centre. Well worth a visit. There is the opportunity to use your ticket to get an annual pass at no extra charge.
  • Very nice chapel. I loved it. Regullary I would give 5 Stars, but £9 for entry and no photography allowed. You get that information after paying. Thanks a lot.

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