Rosslyn Chapel Trust
EH25 9PU Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Outside the City
tel: +44 131 440 2159
fax: +44 131 440 1979
Rosslyn Chapel is the mysterious Masonic chapel made famous by the DaVinci code (part of the Tom Hanks movie was filmed here in 2005). Located in the village of Roslin, a short bus ride from Edinburgh, it was founded in 1446 by Sir William St. Clair the third prince of Orkney.
Stretching 21 metres (69 feet) in length and standing nearly 13 metres (42 feet) high, practically every surface of Rosslyn Chapel is carved in an outstanding display of craftsmanship. There are literally hundreds of individual figures and scenes carved around you. Be on the look out for the Apprentice Pillar, the Green Man, the Nativity Star, the Music Cubs and even a carving of lucifer as an upside down angel. On a tour of the chapel, learn all about the Masonic history of the chapel and the secret symbolism throughout it.
The cool gift shop sells pagan and new age souvenirs in addition to traditional castle trinkets.
Open virtually every day except major holidays, admission for adults is £7.70.
An external masonic guide can give your group a tour of the Chapel from 12:45pm-2pm.
Explore the grounds around the chapel to see the ruined Roslin Castle.