A day trip to Roslin from Edinburgh

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The next destination that I am sharing with you is Roslin, a village in Scotland. Roslin is the home place of Rosslyn chapel, which was made famous by Dan Brown’s book The Da Vinci Code and the homonymous movie. As my past day trips in this series, this day trip was also organised for the Photographic Society of The University of Edinburgh.

During the trip, we followed this walking route in Roslin Glen starting from the Rosslyn Chapel.

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Getting there

Roslin is about 45 minutes from Edinburgh by bus 37. The bus stops at various locations in Edinburgh including the Edinburgh Bus Station. Once in Roslin get off at the Original Rosslyn Hotel bus stop. There is a bus every 20-30 minutes.

Things to do

The must-see place in Roslin is the Rosslyn Chapel. The entrance to the chapel costs £9.00 per adult (£7.00 for concessions) and children enter for free. Once inside, spend some time looking at the engraved details of the building. The chapel’s brochure has a basic explanation of the most important objects to see, but if you want more make sure to buy a guide book.

Before leaving Roslin, spend some time walking in Roslin Glen and pass by the ruins of the Roslyn Castle.


Day Trip to Roslin – Photo diary

Rosslyn Chapel
Here we are! Our first stop on a sunny winter day in Roslin is the Rosslyn Chapel.
Rosslyn Chapel Exterior
Photography inside the chapel was not permitted, so here are some details of the exterior.
Rosslyn Chapel Exterior
Last photo of Rosslyn Chapel before starting our walk.
Snow in Roslin
It was my first time seeing snow in Scotland and I was really excited!
Snow in Roslin
For a big part of our walk, we were walking in the snowy Roslin Glen.
A flower in Roslin
Ruins and nature…
An old gunpowder mill
We arrived at the ruins of an old gunpowder mill.
Old bridge, Roslin
We had to cross this picturesque bridge to continue our walk.
River in Roslin
Continuing our walk past the river.
View from Roslin
Grasping the wintery views…
River North Esk
Crossing the River North Esk.
Rosslyn Castle Tower
Here are the ruins of the Rosslyn Castle. This is the oldest part of the castle dating to the 14th century.
Rosslyn Castle
Today a restored part of the Rosslyn Castle can be rented as holiday accommodation.

All photos were taken using the camera Sony ILCE-5100 [AD] and the 16-50mm [AD] or 55-210mm [AD] lense unless otherwise specified.


P.S. I hope you enjoyed this day trip to Roslin photo diary. Check out my previous photo diary from Perth here.

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Elina Michaelidou

Elina is a computer science graduate and a traveller enthusiastic. Read everything about her travel experiences here.

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  1. Bettina

    Roslin looks so beautiful and I have never actually heard about it! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Anna

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous. Makes me wish I was there now!

  3. Cosette

    Beautiful photos. Great that you got to see snow in Scotland. I love snowery scenes.

    1. Elina Michaelidou

      I wasn’t expecting to find snow that day, it was a beautiful surprise!

  4. Helena

    I didn’t know there was this Da Vinci Code location so close to Edinburgh! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Ophelie

    The chapel and the ruins look amazing! I didn’t know about this town before, I am glad you shared it with me!