Rosslyn Chapel

Scotland

Rosslyn Chapel, is best known for being featured in the The Da Vinci Code. Author Dan Brown said, "When I decided to write The Da Vinci Code, I knew that its finale would have to take place at the most mysterious and magical chapel on earth — Rosslyn."

Medieval Rosslyn Chapel has countless intricate carvings with mysterious symbolism. The elaborate stone carvings are believed to contain hidden meanings and messages connecting them to the Knights Templar, Freemasonry, the Holy Grail, and even extraterrestrial influences. 

Rosslyn Chapel is associated with many legends and historical secrets. For example, that the chapel houses the Holy Grail, the skull of John the Baptist, and is the final resting place of Mary Magdalene, or a dozen armed Knights Templar. Ancient books from the 1400's are likely hidden here.

Who knows?!

There are around 100 green men carved inside and outside Rosslyn Chapel. It's really an incredibly interesting place. 

Sadly, you can't take pictures inside the chapel, but the photos wouldn't do it any justice anyway. It's something you have to see for yourself. The stained glass is literally breathtaking. You can sit there and admire it like you were sitting at the beach watching the waves.

The intricate stone carvings are everywhere. Each time I go, something new sticks out to me. Like the Knight Templar carved into the floor or the ear of corn up on the wall.

The first time I was here, there was scaffolding on the outside of the building so I was happy to get a good shot from the outside. It was under scaffolding when the movie was being filmed too! They had to get creative shooting around it. They built a model to shoot an ariel shot.

I also got to explore a bit more around the outside of the chapel this time, something I didn't do before. More old graves!

The town of Roslin, is about 7 miles from Edinburgh. I took an Uber as I am inept at taking busses. There is plenty of parking and they have a small gift shop and cafe. Don't forget to make a reservation!

Rosslyn Front Door
Rosslyn Carvings Above Entrance
Rosslyn Carvings
Rosslyn Masonry
Rosslyn Angel
Rosslyn Carving
Rosslyn Memorial

This memorial is to the fourth Earl of Rosslyn (1833-1890) he is buried on the Chapel grounds.

Rosslyn Rays

Love the rays of light.

Rosslyn Chapel Me 2
Rosslyn Chapel 3
Rosslyn Chapel Sideview
Rosslyn Chapel Side 2
Rosslyn Door

No pictures allowed inside.

Rosslyn Steps
Rosslyn Graves

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