“Having seen a TV programme about it we just had to visit the chapel. There is something magical about this place, the architecture, the carvings and the stories make it a great place to visit …”
– Rosslyn Chapel Tripadvisor Review
Mystery and legend
In 2003, Dan Brown published his book, The Da Vinci Code. The novel is a murder mystery, which takes the main characters to a crypt beneath Rosslyn Chapel as the story unravels. Exploring legends around the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail, it ignited a new interest in the chapel. Although the novel is fictional, the St Clair family did have ties with the Knights Templar. Templar symbols have also been identified within the chapel.
And whether or not there is any truth about Rosslyn’s connection with the Knights Templar, it is still a fascinating place to visit. The intricate stonework and impressive architecture make it a truly remarkable building, with a rich history and plenty of myths and legends. And set in a tranquil location on the banks of the River Esk, the surrounding area is also wonderful to explore. Find details on admission prices, how to get there and more, on the Rosslyn Chapel website.