Frequently Asked Questions

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We accept online payment on a secure server by debit or credit cards. We currently accept MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Debit and Visa Electron.
Yes, Rosslyn Chapel is a working Scottish Episcopal Church. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12noon, a member of the congregation will provide a short prayer service reading from the prayers that have been left by our visitors in the prayer book. Visitors are very welcome to add a prayer into our book.
Yes, The Chapel is accessible to wheelchair users via a ramp. The width of the Chapel door is 31 inches (28.7cms). We do have a manual wheelchair situated inside the Chapel which visitors are welcome to use. The Lady Chapel and Baptistry area of the Chapel are both accessible via a temporary ramp which our guides will be more than happy to place for you should you require it. Access to the Crypt area of the chapel is down thirty three steps and unfortunately at this time is not accessible to wheelchair users.
Children are very welcome at Rosslyn Chapel. Please ask at the counter for our children’s activity sheet. We do ask that, due to space restrictions, pushchairs and prams are left outside the Chapel.
Yes, free parking is available at Rosslyn Chapel for cars and coaches. We ask that coaches use the overflow car park.
Lothian bus service 37 (make sure it is marked ‘via Roslin’) comes from the centre of Edinburgh to Roslin Village. If you get off the bus at the ‘Hotel’ stop, then Rosslyn Chapel is a 2 minute walk along Chapel Loan.

For up to date bus times, please visit

A taxi from the centre of Edinburgh will cost you approx £25.

We have a coffee shop siutated in our Visitor Centre. We serve a selection of hot and cold snacks and drinks.
Assistance dogs only are allowed in the Visitor Centre, Chapel and grounds of the Chapel.
Yes, part of the sequence featuring Rosslyn Chapel was filmed here during September 2005.
Rosslyn Chapel Trust DOES NOT provide Masonic Tours of the Chapel. We can give you details of Masonic guides who are permitted to give tours at set times of the day. Usually this is between 12.45pm and 1.45pm. You would have to make your own arrangements with these guides and pay them for their time. For further information, call us on 0131 440 2159.
Yes, but this must be arranged in advance. During 11 months of the year, we offer the opportunity for foreign guides, or guides leading specialist parties a specific time slot of 12:45-14:00. During this time there will be no guided tour by our staff so noise levels will be kept to a minimum. There is only one tour party booked in per day so please call in advance to book this time slot.
Yes. Rosslyn Chapel has a team of very knowledgeable guides who provide guided tours in English throughout the day. Normally tours will begin every hour on the hour but you are advised to phone in advance for the tour times for your particular day of visit.
No. Since the beginning of 2008, there has been no photography or video allowed inside the building. However, photography and video is allowed around the exterior of the Chapel.

A CD-Rom containing 70 professionally taken photographs is available from our online shop or from the Chapel itself.

The only scheduled days the Chapel is closed to visitors are 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January. Because the Chapel is a working church, there may also be occasions when the Chapel will be closed for short periods without much advanced notice (funerals, weddings etc). We advise that you check the website for up-to-date closures.
Our opening hours are:

January to May: Monday-Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm; Sunday 12noon to 4.45pm

June to August: Monday-Saturday, 9.30am to 6pm; Sunday 12noon to 4.45pm

September to December: Monday-Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm; Sunday 12noon to 4.45pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing