Welcome to Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 by Sir William St Clair. The beauty of its setting, in rural Midlothian, and the mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have inspired, attracted and intrigued writers, artists and visitors ever since. Now open daily – and you can also enjoy the special atmosphere of the Chapel during one of our evening visits. Please book visits in advance through this website.

Good To Go Scotland

Essential Information

Situated just 7 miles south of Edinburgh city centre and close to the Scottish Borders, Rosslyn Chapel is open throughout the year. With visitor capacity restricted, this is a great time to visit without the usual numbers. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Now open daily

Find out more about what to expect from your visit to The Chapel.

Celebrating Sir Walter Scott in Words and Music

20th January 2022

A candle-lit celebration of the work of Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s greatest writers, will take place in Rosslyn Chapel on 25th February. This event forms part of the […]

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New portrait unveiled of William the Chapel Cat

26th November 2021

Artist Grace Maran has unveiled her portrait, commissioned by Rosslyn Chapel Trust, of William the Rosslyn Chapel Cat. William was a very regular visitor, and a firm favourite for thousands […]

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Highlights

What’s On

The Official Rosslyn Chapel Website