Place Category: Attractions
Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 by Sir William St Clair. The beauty of its setting and the mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have inspired, intrigued and attracted visitors and artists ever since.
Practically every surface inside and outside this unique building is carved in an outstanding display of craftsmanship. Visitors can use our free carvings maps – available in 10 languages – to discover the most remarkable features including the Chapel’s angels, green men and the famous Apprentice Pillar.
Rosslyn Chapel’s Guides give free talks throughout the day. These last around 20 minutes and provide a great introduction to the Chapel’s story – from its 15th century origins to The Da Vinci Code and beyond.
The Chapel’s visitor centre has an attractive coffee shop, overlooking Roslin Glen, and gift shop. Due to limited space, please note that access to the visitor centre is restricted to Chapel visitors only.
Open all year and easily accessible by bus or bike. Full travel details on the Chapel’s website – http://www.rosslynchapel.com