Collegehill House, formerly the Old Rosslyn Inn, will be open to visitors this weekend, as part of the Landmark Trust’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Like many of the old, rural church inns, which were established for the accommodation of worshippers, the Rosslyn Inn was situated next to the Chapel grounds. It was built expressly as an inn, in 1660, and ceased this purpose in 1863. During this time, it hosted visits from some notable travellers, including Dr Johnson and Boswell, William and Dorothy Wordsworth and Robert Burns.
It was then used as staff accommodation and one-time tearoom, before opening for self-catering holiday accommodation through the Landmark Trust.
Collegehill House will be open, free of charge, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday (16 and 17 May). At 3pm on Saturday, the House will participate in a shared ‘Golden Moment’ with the 24 other Landmarks open across the country. Community music groups will simultaneously perform a specially composed ‘Anthem for Landmark’. Here at Collegehill House ‘Capital Voices’ will be performing. Come and be part of this special moment!
Please note that normal admision charges apply to Rosslyn Chapel this weekend. For more information about The Landmark Trust, please follow this link.