Visitors can enjoy a unique experience now that Rosslyn Chapel has reopened to visitors. As part of the new safety measures introduced, visitor numbers will be greatly restricted, with a maximum of 150 people per day initially able to visit.
The medieval Chapel, in Midlothian, closed to visitors on 18 March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets will now have to be bought online in advance of the visit, through the Chapel website (click here for details) , with the day split into various timeslots, each lasting for an hour and a half.
Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said: ‘We are all delighted to be in a position to welcome visitors back to enjoy Rosslyn Chapel from 15 July. In reopening, the safety of our staff and visitors is our priority and so, as well as enhanced cleaning and physical distancing, our visitor numbers will be limited every day and advance online booking is essential. We will have set timeslots throughout the day, carefully limiting numbers, initially with just 30 visitors per timeslot. This will provide a unique experience as, in a typical July, we would expect to welcome around 800 visitors throughout the day. Each timeslot will give visitors an hour and a half to enjoy the architecture and stone carvings, inside and outside, and learn more about this unique building at a leisurely pace. I am delighted that Rosslyn Chapel will be among the first attractions in Scotland to reopen and, as Rosslyn Chapel Trust is a recognised charity, every visit will support our conservation work.’
Full details about the visitor experience and booking can be found on this website.