Rosslyn Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Rosslyn Castle
Roslin Castle is a partially ruined castle near the village of Roslin in Midlothian, Scotland. It is located around 9 miles south of Edinburgh, on the north bank of the North Esk, only a few hundred metres from the famous Rosslyn Chapel. There has been a castle on the site since the early 14th century, when the Sinclair family, Earls of Caithness and Barons of Roslin, fortified the site, although the present ruins are of slightly later date.
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Attractions Near Rosslyn Castle
Roslin Glen Country Park
0.24km from Rosslyn Castle
A majestic wodden glen in the North Esk Valley, near the village of Roslin in Scotland. You can enjoy many walks using the path links to the Roslin Village, Castle and Chapel and Springfield Mill. The park is excellent for wildlife with otters, kingfishers and dippers around the river. Look out for buzzards, woodpeckers and badgers in the gorge woodland area.
0.28km from Rosslyn Castle
A majestic and beautiful 15th-century chapel located in the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. This stunning chapel is located outside of Edinburgh and has flummoxed historians, movie-makers, and visitors for centuries. Intricately carved stone-work is laced with strange symbolism, ancient cults appear behind every story, and alien activity frequently gets reported by UFO hunters.
Roslin War Memorial
0.49km from Rosslyn Castle
A simple Celtic cross in tribute to the men of Roslin who fell in the two world wars. This memorial commemorates the residents of Roslin who were killed or missing in World War I and World War II. It was erected by the Roslin Heritage Society at the end of last century, marks the site of the Battle of Roslin.
0.67km from Rosslyn Castle
A beautiful artificial cave capable of holding 60 to 70 men, is said to have been a hiding place of Sir William Wallace and others. . The cave extends some 38' into the cliff, with two recesses. The small rectangular entrance to Wallace's Cave is situated on a rock ledge about 18m above the River Esk. The cave extends up to 12m into the cliff and contains two recesses.
2.1km from Rosslyn Castle
A majestic hill, that is 493 metres high in the Pentland Hills region or range in Scotland It is one of the most impressive and most often noticed hills in the range. You can climb Allermuir Hill from a number of different starting points. A path from Hillend near Lothianburn leads up over neighbouring Caerketton Hill after climbing above the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, en route to Allermuir Hill.
2.7km from Rosslyn Castle
Mavisbank House is Category A listed by Historic Scotland. The house was partially destroyed and left in ruin by a fire in 1973. It was designed by the architect William Adam constructed between 1723 and 1727. Unfortuneately the house neglected and the interiors were ruined by fire in 1973 but it is still an interesting sight for visitors to see. Parking is available in Loanhead.