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Rosslyn Chapel visitor numbers reach record breaking high

Rosslyn Chapel has reported a record breaking year – with more people visiting the site than in 2006, when the Da Vinci code film was released, catapulting the 15th century chapel into the international spotlight.

Rosslyn Chapel detail

Rosslyn Chapel detail

Just over 181,700 paying visitors bought tickets to visit Rosslyn last year, according to the Trust which manages it, smashing 2006 numbers of 175,074 visitors.

The historic Midlothian church came to worldwide prominence in 2003 when it was identified as the hiding place of the Holy Grail in Dan Brown’s best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, and the subsequent film released three years later. Visitor numbers rose dramatically at that time.

The Chapel continues to be a working church, within the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Edinburgh.

• Full story at The Scotsman.

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