British Adventures

Exploring Rosslyn Chapel // Adventures in Scotland


Somehow, in the chaos of a surprise trip to America then starting a new job, I haven’t shared any of adventures from our recent trip to Scotland. But now that the dust has settled a bit, I can’t wait to share some of the highlights from our wonderful trip to Scotland.

We arrived in the outskirts of Edinburgh on Monday,  and our first stop was the iconic Rosslyn Chapel. Iconic, as it is the chapel featured at the end of The DaVinci Code. Inside the chapel there were stunning carvings at every single turn, from flowers to leaves to faces and angels…the carvings were so beautiful. I found myself wonderfully gazing at the carvings,with my eyes glued to the details that were all around.

Roslin Chapel dates all the way back to the 15th century, being constructed over time by several traveling masons. Photography isn’t allowed inside, but I was very cheeky and snuck two photos of the interior the chapel. But trust me, these photos don’t do the chapel justice, it was filled in every corner with lovely carvings and details.

Have you ever visited Rosslyn Chapel? What did you think?


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  • Gorgeous! I adore Scotland… it’s high on my list of places to return to!

    • Even after 5 days in the Highlands, I could easily return for more adventures… simply a beautiful country!

  • I have visited and thought it was absolutely stunning. I wasn’t expecting that level of detail and the amount of carvings that would be in there so I was even more stunned when I stepped inside. We were cheeky too and sneaked a couple of photos, and you’re right they don’t even begin to touch its beauty.

    Did you stay and listen to one of the people that tells about the history? We almost missed her but I’m so glad we didn’t as I was fascinated by her stories. Highly recommend this to anyone in the Edinburgh area.

    • We were lucky enough to hear one of the guides tell about the history… good tip! I loved the stories, about all the carvings and context of how the chapel evolved over time.

      I’m also glad I’m not the only one who sneaked a photo or two! 😉

  • I’ve heard Scotland is magnificent, and I’d love to visit one day. I’ll definitely be adding Rosslyn Chapel to my must-see list! I absolutely love old churches!

    • Oh yes Elyse, make sure to add Rosslyn Chapel for your future travels to Scotland!

  • Love Rosslyn! It’s a wonderful visit 🙂

    • It’s a memorable little chapel… I am so glad we made it for a visit!