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The Rosslyn Chapel Carvings: Facts, Mysteries, and Conspiracies

July 3, 2019 - General
One of the best ‘Green Man’ carvings in Rosslyn Chapel.

The exquisite carvings of Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland are among the best in Europe and portray scenes not found in any other 15th century chapel. Much of the mystery and intrigue surrounding this site is connected with the unique carvings.

Rosslyn Chapel (officially known as the Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew) was a Roman Catholic chapel (it now belongs to the Scottish Episcopal Church) in Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. Founded in the 15th century by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of the Caithness of the Scoto-Norman Sinclair family, the chapel took about 40 years to complete, perhaps due to the plethora of ornate stone carvings that can be seen adorning the walls throughout the chapel. The amazing stories of the chapel and its features have inspired thousands of visitors to discover what its really like to experience the famous site filled with history, mystery, and silver screen intrigue, for themselves.

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. (Pixabay License)

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