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Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

4.6
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • Despite strict adherence to social distancing measures due to COVID19 (meaning the usual guided tour was unavailable), the on site staff were really helpful and informative and we felt safe and...  more »
  • Only advance bookings were allowed due to Covid and there were very limited numbers. It was very well organised and with the fewer people looking around the chapel, it was a very relaxed and...  more »
  • We had heard this was a beautiful Church from friends and family. It was even better than expected! The stonework is incredible, inside and outside, and one can only marvel at the skills of all those....  more »
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  • Not a bad place. Interesting story and history behind it and they know how to sell it. Occasional guides tell you a bit part of the story of the chapel. Definitely interesting and a good place to visit. It has got a cafe, shop, activities to do and a parking. Brochures are available in various languages
  • Fascinating place. Smaller than I expected. I'm not sure why I thought it was bigger to be honest. The word Chapel in the title should have given me a clue 😁. The building is full of character with hundreds of intricate carvings on almost every surface. Your visit should take between 1 and 2 hours depending on how long you want to spend admiring the carvings and looking for specific images. No taking of photos inside but given how busy it was I can understand why they have adopted that policy. There are English guides of the chapel on the hour with other languages seemingly interspersed on the half hour. I'm not sure if those are provide by the staff or by visiting tour guides. The attached shop and cafe were good. The quality of service, food and merchandise was generally excellent. The staff were universally friendly and helpful which is always a bonus. Note you can NOT access the shop and cafe without purchasing a ticket (£9.00 at the time of my visit). As the money goes into the non profit making charity coffers it seems a very reasonable price. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. Please be aware that the Chapel is still a functioning place of worship so time your visit outside of services (unless you want to take part).
  • Very interesting place. The architecture is full of Masonic and Knights Templar symbolism. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting. It is an active church and you are welcome to attend one of the regular services. An absolute must for anyone interested in Freemasonry or just stunning architecture.
  • If you love churches then Rosslyn is a must. Thanks to the author Dan Brown making it famous, much money has been spent on its restoration and we experienced a great tour and explanation from the knowledgeable staff. Best cup of coffee from the shop. Wish that I could give it 10 stars.
  • If you get a chance to visit then I would urge you to take it. This chapel is incredible, the history and the detail all wound together in an incredible building. That's before you add the Dan Brown factor as well. Really good visitor centre. Be careful it can get busy.

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