Just seven miles from Edinburgh's city centre, Rosslyn Chapel is easily accessible, whether travelling by car, bus, bicycle or on foot.
The Chapel is located within the village of Roslin, off A701, which leads from the A720, the Edinburgh City Bypass (follow signs to Penicuik). Look out for the brown tourist signposts as you approach the village. There is free parking at the Chapel where cars are parked at the owner's risk.
There is a good bus service every day to and from Roslin village. The journey from Edinburgh city centre will take around 40 minutes and the Chapel is just a few minutes' walk from the bus stop at the Original Rosslyn Hotel. Lothian Buses service 15 ( service 15A on Sundays) is ideal if you are travelling from Portobello, Milton Road, Edinburgh city centre, Bruntsfield or Morningside; service 40 is ideal if you are travelling from Portobello, Musselburgh, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, Loanhead or Penicuik.
Full details and timetables are available at www.lothianbuses.com
If you plan to walk to the Chapel, this website gives very good directions (and even tells you how many calories you will use on your walk!) - www.walkit.com
The Chapel is included in the route of the 'St Ninian Journey', linking Edinburgh to Whithorn. For details of the route, please click here. The St Ninian Journey is one of six Pilgrim Journeys devised by Scotland's Churches Trust.
Set in rural Midlothian, it is easy to cycle to visit the Chapel and there are bike racks in the main car park. You can find the best route by adding 'Rosslyn Chapel' as the destination on the excellent bike hub website, by clicking here.
National Cycle Routes 1 and 196 pass within five miles of Rosslyn Chapel. A768 Lasswade Road connects both routes at Eskbank Toll (Justinlees Inn) with Loanhead, from where (at Harnes Court, off High Street) a largely traffic free cycle path runs south to Roslin village, terminating close to Rosslyn Chapel.
Tours to Rosslyn Chapel
A number of companies offer tours to the Chapel, also visiting other sites, with various pick-up points in Edinburgh.
Full details of tours and prices are available from each company -
Border Journeys- www.bordersjourneys.co.uk
Go Scotland Tours - www.goscotlandtours.com
Gray Line- www.graylinescotland.com
Heart of Scotland Tours - www.heartofscotlandtours.co.uk
Highland Experience Tours - www.highlandexperience.com
Real Scottish Journeys- www.realscottishjourneys.com
Timberbush Tours- www.timberbush-tours.co.uk