Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland, United Kingdom
Medieval Scotland & the Trail of the Da Vinci Code
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Visit Linlithgow Palace, a splendid 15th-century ruin, romantically set on the edge of Linlithgow Loch. It is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.
A 45-minute guided tour will familiarize you with this royal fortress, and you will enjoy exploring the endless nooks and crannies, spiral staircases and elegant bare rooms, echoing with footsteps and memories of times past. Enjoy some free time for a short stroll on the Linlithgow grounds.
Transfer by coach to Rosslyn Chapel. Originally named the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel is a 15th-century church in the village of Roslin, Midlothian. Construction of the chapel began in 1440. It was designed by William Sinclair of the St Clair family -- a Scottish noble family descended from Norman knights. According to popular belief, Sinclair was also linked to the Scottish Knights Templar. Your guide will take you on a journey through the history of this chapel, from the medieval period to the present day. Rosslyn Chapel plays a major role in the last part of Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code. The chapel has enjoyed immense popularity since the release of the blockbuster movie based on the novel.
In August, a metered entrance system will be in place at the chapel. A specific entry time cannot be guaranteed and it is highly likely you will have to wait in line. Your patience and understanding is appreciated. It is a long walk from the ship to the motorcoach loading area. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.