Rosslyn Chapel is a 15th Century church still in the ownership of the Sinclair family who built it. Described as ‘a bible in stone’ and featured in the popular ‘Da Vinci Code’ book and film, this is a wonderfully ornate building with a fascinating history. One of Scotland’s most remarkable heritage buildings and perfect for a morning activity to set the mood for the day!
Concessions: £7.00Children: Free (as part of a family group)
Education groups by arrangement
The Chapel is located within the village of Roslin, off A701. If driving from Edinburgh city centre, follow signs to the Newington or Liberton areas, then continue along the A701, towards Penicuik. If driving from east or west of the city, take the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass to the Straiton junction, then the A701, following signs to Penicuik. Look out for the brown tourist signposts as you approach the village. The Chapel offers free parking.
Lothian serivce 37 (via Roslin). This will take approximately an hour. The Chapel is a two minute walk from the bus stop at the Original Rosslyn Hotel.
Service 40 is ideal if you are travelling from Portobello, Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, Loanhead or Penicuik
Use the Borders Railway (Edinburgh to Tweedbank). Take the train to Eskbank station and Aerial ABW Cabs (0131 663 2000) will bring you to Rosslyn Chapel. This will cost approximately £25 for a return journey.
Airy, natural wood restaurant and bar with terrace, for Modern European fare from local produce.
Two main courses for £10 available Monday to Friday on lunch menu.
This will take approximately 13 minutes.
Take service 40 for 19 stops. This will take approximately 20 minutes.
The Heritage Day in Midlothian is complete when you can sat that you have visited The National Mining Museum Scotland. The museum is a 5 Star visitor attraction and winner of the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions “Best Visitor Experience” Award in 2009 and 2013.
The museum provides a great day out for all ages! Based at one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery in Europe, the Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, just nine miles south of Edinburgh.
National Mining Museum
Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, EH22 4QN
(0131) 663 7519
Children: Free (up to 3 children with 1 full paying adult)
10:00-16:00 (last entry to the Pithead 14:30)
Follow A768, turning at the A7 towards Newtongrange. The Museum offeres free parking with disabled bays. This will take approximately 10 minutes.
Take service 40 (towards Musselburgh) for 11 stops, changing at Tesco to service 29 (towards Birkenside) for 8 stops.
Set in wooded parkland, this upscale hotel occupies a castle dating to the 13th century and is 1.5 miles from the A7 and a 9.2 miles from Edinburgh city centre.
Elegant rooms, in both the main house and an annexe, feature luxe fabrics and furniture, and have flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Some rooms have historical themes. Some suites add whirlpool tubs.
Prices range from £113-£200 per night based on two people sharing.
The Retreat Castle Hotel
Cockpen Road, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19 3HS
(0131) 660 3200
On 1.5 acres of gardens, this upscale hotel is 1.9 miles from the Broomieknowe Golf Course and 4.7 miles from Rosslyn Chapel.
Opulent, individually styled rooms have en suite bathrooms, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and tea and
coffeemaking equipment. Some have 4-poster beds.
Prices range from £55-£95 per night based on two people sharing.