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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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  • On a recent visit to Edinburgh we ventured out of the city to visit the beautiful Rosslyn chapel. We certainly were not disappointed and after a 35/40 minute local bus ride we arrived in the quaint li...  more »
  • We visited Rosslyn for a variety of reasons. We love historical buildings- it does not disappoint. The stone carving is stunning, intricate and unique. While the building itself is small, there is so ...  more »
  • I visited the Church on one of those full-day tours, where in addition to the visit to Rosslin, other small towns and a distillery. I found a good option to combine the trips. The Church itself is pretty tiny and very charming. She is all carved is too full of symbols. Really beautiful. Worth the visit but I think combining the walks is the best (using one of those tours), unless you're in a car. Because the town is relatively close to Edinburgh. If you saw the movie the da Vinci Code, will recognize the Church: it is in her that the story ends and there is speculation that there are hidden the Grail and the body of Mary Magdalene.
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  • Wonderful chapel with intricate carvings and a fascinating history. The visitors centre works really well and the guided tours are very good. A true gem!
  • A must see experience! Well worth the journey!!! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Guided tours and lectures throughout the day. Definately going to come again.
  • This is a fantastic little chapel. The entrance price might seem a little steep, but once you see the interior and how densely packed the art is, you'll not regret it. Do make the time to listen to a talk, they run at least hourly. Also worth stopping at the local pub for lunch :)
  • We visited the chapel on a Monday. The visitor centre is very well presented and has several amenities, toilets, gift shop, information booths and a cafe. We walked around the chapel our selves but there are guided tours throughout the day. I enjoyed this place as I enjoyed the architecture as the chapel shows alot of very clever masonry. If you have an interest in the templers I'd imagine you would enjoy this place too. The entry is £9 for an adult and £7 for a student, concession or armed forces. There is plenty to see and read here, there is even a children's activities area. There are however no pictures aloud to be taken within the chapel which is a shame as the architecture is very well preserved and the stained glass windows are superb. The chapel does offer a membership scheme where you fill in some details, add a passport photo and you get in for free year round. I did not take this offer as I would only return if I had visitors wishing to go.
  • It's an amazing places build to stay and loved my many. People keep In mind the building still stands and it's a peace of architecture not duplicated today. Don't hate if you think it's expensive go to Disney world , or Atlantis. It's an amazing place with lots of memoirs and mystery that still stands and the sands of time did not erased for generations to enjoy.