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New Children’s Guide To Rosslyn Chapel

A new Children’s Guide to Rosslyn Chapel has been launched.

Children's Guide to Rosslyn Chapel

Helping to launch the new Children’s Guide to Rosslyn Chapel are Riley (9) & Lola (6) Taylor, from Eskbank, Dalkeith

The Children’s Guide is full of child-friendly facts about the Medieval Chapel and contains a trail around the inside of the building, pointing out key features to find, and a variety of activities designed to keep younger visitors busy, such as colouring in a stained glass window and designing a coat of arms. It is available free of charge for visiting families.

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 by Sir William St Clair and has long been a popular visitor destination. The beauty of its setting and the mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have inspired, attracted and intrigued visitors, writers and artists for generations. Practically every stone surface inside and outside this unique building is carved in an outstanding display of craftsmanship; features include the Chapel’s angels, Green Men and the famous Apprentice Pillar. All of these feature in the new Children’s Guide.

As well as interior features, the new Children’s Guide also highlights key external features of the Chapel’s Gothic architecture and even some things to look out for in neighbouring Roslin Glen.

The Chapel is a popular attraction for families no matter what the weather. The visitor centre has a selection of interactive games and puzzles to try, touch screen displays, allowing visitors to see carvings in close detail and storytelling ‘hoods’ to explore. The coffee shop has a good range of cakes and filled rolls – and excellent hot chocolate!  – and there are some great souvenirs of a visit in the gift shop. Admission is free for children in a family group.

The Chapel is open to visitors all year round and visits should be booked in advance through the Chapel’s website.