"Rosslyn chapel: exterior" Rosslyn Chapel Tip by uglyscot

Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh: 18 reviews and 65 photos

  an elaborate memorial
by uglyscot
  • an elaborate memorial - Edinburgh
      an elaborate memorial
    by uglyscot
  • elaborate monument 2 - Edinburgh
      elaborate monument 2
    by uglyscot
  • buttress with t-square - Edinburgh
      buttress with t-square
    by uglyscot
  • doorway - Edinburgh
    by uglyscot
  • monument to Peace - Edinburgh
      monument to Peace
    by uglyscot

Having read a lot about Rosslyn Chapel, and then all the hype resulting from Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code", I decided I'd better satisfy my curiosity and pay a visit. The chapel from the outside was a disappointment as it was shrouded in scaffolding. The queue to get tickets was long, and inside was packed, so actually being able to examine and photograph the interesting carvings was hard.
However, I am glad I made the effort, but would like to have gone before it had become so famous.
The chapel belongs to the St Clair family who have links with the Templars and the Merovingian Kings. There is a graveyard round the chapel, and more burial grounds justdown the road.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Sep 13, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 4 0
Forum Rank:
0 2 1 1 5

Have you been to Edinburgh?

  Share Your Travels