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May 9, 2015 - Move to Ediburgh area - Rosslyn Chapel

Our week at the condo/cabin has come to an end and now we move on toward the Edinburgh area. Our first stop was at Rosslyn Chapel. Rosslyn Chapel is located in the tiny village of Roslin, approximately 7 miles south of Edinburgh. Built between 1446 and 1484, it has been described as an “Architectural Wonder” and a “Library in Stone”. Practically every surface of Rosslyn Chapel is covered with carvings of individual figures and scenes. The carvings give rise to many different interpretations of their meanings, and the book "The Da Vinci...

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Jun 26, 2014 - Rosslyn Chapel and More of Edinburgh

After breakfast at The Carlton Hotel we left by bus for Rosselyn Chapel about a 40 minute ride from Edinburgh. This is the chapel made famous by The Da Vinci Code, the story about the Knights Templar and their hidden treasure. It is a beautiful small chapel with so much carvings everywhere. There are 100 'green men', little faces of men with vines and leaves around them (maybe Druids), corn and aloe before it was discovered, and beautiful intricate carvings of the life of Christ. For the afternoon we returned to Edinburgh for a free...

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Jun 5, 2011 - Rosslyn Chapel

We got up and finished re-packing and headed out in the late morning in our rental car and 'Emily' (our new GPS) for Rosslyn Chapel and Borthwick Castle. We planned to drive up to the top of 'Arthur's Seat - atop the high volcanic hill that overlooks Edinburgh, but the roads were closed to vehicles on Sunday. It did not take Dan too long to get used to driving on the other side of the road - a wee bit longer for Linda (as a passemger). Roslyn Chapel is only about a 1/2 hour out of Edinburgh (South). We arrived just before it opened to the...

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Sep 23, 2008 - Day 25 – Tuesday 23 September – Edinburgh

Day 25 – Tuesday 23 September – Edinburgh We drove into Edinburgh today (about 40 minutes drive from Stirling) with the aim of visiting the famous castle, but we ran into hire car trouble 2km from the city when Scott somehow managed to blow up the gear box! Oh well, we didn’t like the car anyway and after a quick push and shove onto a side road, the emergency Hertz phone number worked and Scott then waited for the AA to check out the car. The remaining 9 of us then left James’ hire car parked near Scott and we headed to the castle on a...

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Sep 20, 2008 - Islay to Edinburgh

It was an early morning this morning – we had to be on the 6:30am ferry from Port Askaig to Kennecraig. We don’t have any distilleries to see today, but we have a very special event planned for this evening. The ferry ride was uneventful – lots of people sleeping, including my Mom, who’s still trying to get over her cold. Some sports teams on their way to tournaments. Dad and I had a so-so ferry breakfast (not sure if the egg product was real), and then just hung out and blogged a bit. From the ferry terminal near Kennecraig we drove north...

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