Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting. Today, there are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively. Rosslyn has survived turbulent times and has recently been undergoing an extensive programme of conservation to ensure its long-term future. A new state-of-the-art visitor centre tells the Chapel’s story – from its 15th century origins, through the Reformation, to the Da Vinci Code – and has an attractive coffee shop and gift shop. The Chapel is open every day of the year except 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January, Mon – Sat 09.30 -17.00 (last admission 16.30), Sunday 12noon – 16.45 (last admission 16.15).
Rosslyn Chapel Trust is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC024324.
Located within the village of Roslin, off A701.
Good bus service from Edinburgh city centre by Lothian service 37 or from Musselburgh/Dalkeith by Lothian service 40. Details of companies offering tours to the Chapel, and other destinations, are on the website.
Bicycle racks are provided in the car park.
If arriving by car, look out for brown tourist signposts as you approach the village.