Travel Tuesday: Rosslyn Chapel

It’s my favorite (blogging) day of the week – Travel Tuesday hosted by the lovely Bonnie Rose. This week I thought I’d share some photos from my trip(s) to Rosslyn Chapel just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland.

I’ve been here twice, both times as kind of an opportunity to get used to driving on the other side of the road before venturing into the city proper (smile). During the first visit, there were major restoration efforts underway which equated to a lot of scaffolding. While I was initially bummed about this, we were able to climb up into the scaffolding, which presented some amazing views and different perspectives. I was also able to take some inside photos (which are now prohibited). The second trip featured a newly updated visitor center and a scaffold-free view. Both were amazing (smile).

Rosslyn Chapel is only a short trip outside of Edinburgh and easily accessible by car or by bus. Most people probably recognize the name from Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code as it was featured in both the book and the movie. The Chapel does have a long, storied history and I strongly recommend catching the tour if possible. If that’s not your thing, there are laminated tour cards that help you pick out the highlights inside.

Outside is the cemetery, which is well worth a walk around. I’ve recently realized I seem to have a thing for cemeteries, but what can I say? I think it’s a neat way to observe history and they’re (normally) pretty peaceful places (smile). There is a couple of different footpaths you can travel along for views and adventures if you’re so inclined (all worthwhile I might add).

I apologize in advance, but I’m going to be lazy and let today be more of a photo post. If you’re interested in further information, I highly recommend Rosslyn Chapel’s website here.

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9 thoughts on “Travel Tuesday: Rosslyn Chapel

  1. Pingback: Travel Tuesday: St. Giles Cathedral | PonderTheIrrelevant

    • I must say that I did originally want to go here for the book/movie fame, but it’s a very interesting place all on its own. I can see how it captures the imagination and it’s fun to think of what part in history it may have really played. Certainly worth a visit if you’re ever nearby – doesn’t disappoint! 🙂

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