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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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  • Dealing with the negative first, the system to queue is pretty bad, the queue for a ticket, gift shop and tea shop all sits on top of each other so on a busy day it is chaos, this should be better org...  more »
  • My husband was very happy to see this as he has always wanted to visit and he was not disappointed, beautiful old chapel plus we had a very nice sunny day to visit it. The talk inside the chapel given...  more »
  • Inside this masterpiece you can get lost and find yourself a thousand times. From the entrance with an encounter with William the Cat at two columns at the bottom of the Chapel, a continuous surprise, wonder, gather. Magic!
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  • Chapel is beautiful with such ornate decoration. You could spend all day looking at the carvings and continue discovering something new. The person giving the "tour" was a brilliant orator and really brought the history of the chapel to life.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful small chapel on the outskirts of Roslin. Collect a guide booklet as you enter for it will assist when looking at the mysterious symbolism of the ornate stonework. Be prepared to budget extra time when visiting the site.
  • Very interesting, well organized even with many visitors there is the possibility to see everything without pressure. If you are nearby of Edinburgh it is a recommended visit.
  • Excellent gothic architecture (1446) preserves with thousands of carvings and mysterious simbolism. Very good reception, visitor center, bar, toilets, gifts and facilities. Pleasant staff and guides. Pictures not permit inside the chapel.

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