Rosslyn Chapel – Dragons and Green Men and Templars, oh my!

A Fish and a Bicycle

Those of you who read the Da Vinci Code or saw the movie will know Rosslyn Chapel.  But whether you enjoyed the Da Vinci Code or not, one result was a flood of paying visitors to Rosslyn Chapel who have now funded some pretty amazing restoration work.  In the year following the release of the book, visitors increased by 56%.  Reminds me of my last post on Glastonbury Abbey where the graves of King Arthur and Queen Guineviere were discovered just when the Abbey needed a big influx of tourism dollars.

All that being said, it also results in the outside of Rosslyn Chapel being mostly covered with scaffolding. So, I’ve swiped the first picture from the front of the brochure just so you can get an idea of what the place looks like. Because Dan Brown or not, it’s a great place to see.

rosslyn-chapel-brochure

The Chapel was built in…

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~ by Sable Aradia on May 30, 2013.

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