Visitor Information

Rosslyn Chapel took over 40 years to build and was incomplete when Sir William St Clair, the founder, died in 1484. The beauty of its setting and the mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have inspired, attracted and intrigued artists, writers and visitors ever since.

Often described as a 'treasure in stone', practically every surface inside and outside this unique building is carved in an outstanding display of craftsmanship, including angels, Green Men and the famous Apprentice Pillar. You can use our free carvings map to discover these remarkable features and find out more at one of the talks given by our Guides during each timeslot.

Please use the information below to help plan your visit. Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed on site including the Chapel grounds, visitor centre and coffee shop.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Opening Hours

Rosslyn Chapel is open daily throughout the year, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm. Each day is divided into 90-minute timeslots starting at 9am (Monday to Saturday) and 12noon (Sunday).

We recommend that you book your visit in advance through this website  to guarantee your visit and you can find out more about the timeslots by clicking here: more about timeslots.

If you have not booked in advance, it is still usually possible to visit but we may ask you to wait for a short time if the Chapel is very busy.


Information Talks

Information talks are offered by the Chapel’s Guides during each timeslot. These usually begin around 30 minutes after the start of the time slot and last for around 10-15 minutes.

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


Chapel Visit FAQs

Tickets should now be booked in advance here to guarantee your visit for one of the time slots available. Each time slot gives access to the Chapel for one and a half hours and includes a talk from one of our Guides; the time you spend time in the grounds and visitor centre is additional

The Official Rosslyn Chapel Website