Rosslyn Chapel 4+

Historic Environment Scotland

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings
    • Free



Download this app to explore the enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel that has caught imaginations for decades, all the more so since the chapel’s star appearance in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ book and film.

In this newly redeveloped app, learn about the history and construction of Rosslyn Chapel and examine the unique and richly detailed interior and exterior through state-of-the art virtual recreations and interactive digital models.

Wander round the exterior of the virtually recreated chapel and find key points of interest, including stunning stone carvings and the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Enter the chapel to either explore it yourself or to take a virtual tour. Learn about significant features of the structure and the moral messages visualised in stone, as well as the stone carvings which invite many fascinating interpretations.

Explore the grounds and interior of the chapel from different locations through a series of photo panoramas.

Find out how digital visualisations and 3D models were created by Historic Environment Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art. Understand how they digitally documented Rosslyn Chapel for conservation, interpretation and accessibility.

Watch an animation on the building of the chapel and learn more about its history. Discover more on some of the more intriguing details of the building and the stone carvings, as well as legends associated with Rosslyn.

Visiting Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel is just seven miles south of Edinburgh’s city centre and close to the Scottish Borders. It is easily accessible, whether travelling by car, bus, train, bicycle or on foot. For more information on opening times, booking tickets and information on events visit:

What’s New

Version 1.2

The app has been fully reviewed and redeveloped to include new drone footage of Rosslyn Chapel within onboarding; New menu buttons; Revised content throughout app; A Virtual Tour which directs users to points of interest; New ambient sounds in Virtual Tour; Updated digitally documented models; Clickable images to enlarge view; New icons New onboard and instruction panels;

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Timannfaya ,

Absolutely Stunning

Amazing App and well worth £1.99! The features are most informative and if you love the chapel (like me) and can't get there easily, this goes a great way to bringing it to you. Highly recommended

Mimi-ecosse ,

Fantastic app!

Really cool app, lets you find out lots about the chapel in a fun way. Love the interactive models.

richardvic ,

Rosslyn chapel

At present it seems to need more work! Buttons do not respond on most occasions. Almost impossible to navigate around. Sounded so exciting and lovely graphics but until problems are resolved it is not worth the money. 2 stars because it exists

App Privacy

The developer, Historic Environment Scotland, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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