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Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • An amazing building, steeped in history. Loved it, so much to see it is very difficult to take it all in. Cafe was very busy when we arrived, however managed to get a seat quickly. They've done a wond...  read more »
  • Well worth the drive from Edinburgh , but a bit overpriced for what you see when you arrive. Car parking is free and the shop is well stocked, the guides and staff are friendly and knowledgeable. My w...  read more »
  • Whilst visiting Edinburgh this chapel was a must see for us. However, after paying almost £20 for two of us I was left rather disappointed. Only spent no more than an hour as there was a school party ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • An absolutely amazing building the masonry is simply spectacular and if you are lucky to go when it is quiet it has a rather unique feeling to the place. Every inch of the building has something to stop and marvel at, I could spend a day here and still have missed things.
  • 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.
  • I have never been a huge fan of visting churches, Cathedrals etc, But I was rather excited to visit Rosslyn as I have been recomended to go because of the beauty of the chapel itself however I had also been told that some of the staff were quite ignorant but putting those opinions aside I thought I would still go along and visit as I thought it would still be interesting, However my judgement was proven wrong when I arrived, When I was greeted by the staff, i didnt feel as welcome as I thought I should've been and that was already a bad impression placed, the duration of my visit A particular member of staff was continuously ill mannered and frankly has made me not want to visit the chapel again purely because of that reason or recommend it to any of my family or friends.
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