In the Area

Exploring Roslin

You can find out about other things to see and do in Roslin through the village website.

The Landmark Trust, a building preservation charity, offers two properties for short breaks in the immediate vicinity of the Chapel – Collegehill House, which sleeps 6 and Rosslyn Castle which also sleeps 6. Collegehill House, dating back to around 1660, was the former Rosslyn Inn and a plaque outside recalls some of the distinguished visitors who stayed there. Rosslyn Castle has a long history, with the earliest part said to date back to 1304. The most ‘modern’ part dates back to 1622. Other accommodation in the village is available at the Original Rosslyn Hotel, Chapel Cross Guest House and Slatebarns Caravan Park.

Exploring the area

There are lots of other things to do in the area after visiting Rosslyn Chapel. Midlothian is also home to the National Mining Museum Scotland, Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, Dalkeith Country Estate, Arniston House, Newbattle Abbey College, Penicuik Estate, Stewart Brewing, Cousland Smiddy, Crichton Collegiate Church and Crichton Castle. For full details, please visit www.visitmidlothian.org.uk.

You can find out about events in the area through this what’s on link.

Midlothian has some great outdoor spaces to explore, including Roslin Glen Country Park, Vogrie Country Park, Springfield Mill and Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve.You can find out about visiting these places and discover more local walks and cycle routes through Midlothian Council’s website. There are more great walks to enjoy in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code when you visit these places.

Rosslyn Chapel is situated close to the North Esk Cycle Loop, which extends over 15 miles (24km) and will take 2-3 hours to complete. The map can be downloaded here.

The nearest distillery to Rosslyn Chapel is Glenkinchie, in East Lothian, just 16 miles away.

Visiting other churches

You can find out about other historic churches in the area to visit through VisitScotland or the Scottish Churches Trust.

Collegehill House

A plaque commemorating Collegehill House’s original use as The Rosslyn Inn

National Mining Museum Scotland

Roslin Glen Walk

Many of the carvings in the Chapel are inspired by the natural world, including the adjacent Roslin Glen. You can enjoy a walk in the Glen after your visit to Rosslyn Chapel or, if you cannot visit in person, you can still take the walk with us, from the comfort of your own home! We are grateful to the Friends of Roslin Glen for all their work in this beautiful area.