Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on today’s visit to Edinburgh, Scotland.

First, I collected tour guests from Edinburgh Airport about 11.45 am and then proceeded to Rosslyn Chapel which is situated about seven miles south of the city.

Rosslyn Chapel dates from the 15th century when built by the local Sinclair family.The Chapel is a masterpiece of high quality medieval stone carving which took forty years to complete during the 15th century. Originally used for Catholic worship it is now part of the Episcopalian Church although for a long period of time was abandoned and in a semi-ruinous state.

In recent times Rosslyn Chapel has achieved fame and a vast increase in visitor numbers due to its featuring in the Da Vinci Code (book and film) and now seems permanently fixed as a top visitor attraction in the Edinburgh region.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

After depositing guests at their hotel I embarked on a hike up to Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Such a trip has been a long-standing ambition which I duly achieved in bright sunshine.

Holyrood Park features ¬†volcanic cliff faces, steep pathways, mini lochs (lakes), and a ruined 15th century chapel. The park incorporates a rugged, natural landscape culminating in the peak of Arthur’s Seat which reaches a height of about 750 feet and affords superb views across the local landscape.

Firth of Forth from Holyrood Park

Top of Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park

View of Leith from Holyrood Park

Gorse covered landscape at Holyrood Park

Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park

Trail to Arthur’s Seat. Holyrood Park

Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park

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