Why do we charge admission?
Rosslyn Chapel is privately owned and managed by the Rosslyn Chapel Trust, which is a registered charity (charity number SC024324). Income from admissions not only helps to cover the running costs but also supports the long-term conservation of this historic building so that future generations can also appreciate and enjoy it. The admission charge gives you access to the Chapel, the chance to enjoy a tour (at no extra cost) and enjoy the visitor centre, including the interpretation, coffee shop and gift shop. We offer a range of concessionary prices and children, as part of a family group, visit free of charge. Please note that we accept payment by debit or credit card (not American Express or Maestro) and there is a cash dispenser in the village.
Do you have a season ticket or annual pass?
If you are a UK taxpayer and allow us to claim ‘Gift Aid’ on your admission, you can enjoy access to the whole site for a year – for the price of one ticket. Gift Aid allows the Rosslyn Chapel Trust to claim back tax on this income, giving the charity an extra 25p for every £1 spent – at no extra cost to visitors. Gift Aid provides valued extra income for us and, as way of saying thank you, you can have a pass lasting all year. Please ask for further details.
Are there any offers for local residents?
If you live in the EH25 postcode area, you can enjoy access to the whole site free of charge. Please ask for details and for a form to get one of our passes for local residents.
Why can I not just visit the Gift Shop or Coffee Shop?
When the Visitor Centre was designed, it was intended that all elements – including the hands-on interpretation, gift shop, toilets and coffee shop – should all be parts of the experience for visitors coming to see Rosslyn Chapel and that none should act as stand-alone elements. Accordingly, the Chapel and visitor centre are accessible only to paying visitors and passholders, We welcome tens of thousands of people each year, many of whom travel long distances to get here, and our priority has always been that they should get the most out of their visit, especially as space is restricted. We apologise if this decision is disappointing for you. There are other places open in the village (just a few minutes’ walk away) for refreshments.