NT2763 : Roslin or Rosslyn Chapel

taken 26 years ago, near to Roslin, Midlothian, Great Britain

Roslin  or  Rosslyn Chapel
Roslin or Rosslyn Chapel
Founded in the early 15th century by Wm. St.Clair, Earl of Orkney, this is truly a magical building associated with the Knights Templar. The Holy Grail is said to be buried here. A claim used by Dan Brown in his book,"The Da Vinci Code" which was filmed here. The interior has magnificent stone carvings and, amongst its mysteries, carvings of a maize plant done before the discovery of America. For many years the roof has been covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting in an attempt to dry out the stonework. This old photo shows the building before this restoration was started. The exterior is, in my view, not attractive but the interior is truly outstanding.If visiting I recommend taking binoculars to view the elaborate carvings covering the entire ceiling. It is still used as an Episcopalian church.
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Date Taken
June 1995   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 December, 2008
Category
Chapel   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 275 630 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.3157N 3:9.5725W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 275 629
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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