Record number of visitors at Chapel

Ian Gardener Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust
Ian Gardener Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust

Rosslyn Chapel has revealed that last month was its busiest September ever.

Throughout the month 19,184 visitors were welcomed to the 15th century chapel, an increase of 14 per cent on last September’s total and 750 people more than the previous record of 18,434 in 2007.

Ian Gardner, director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said: “It is fantastic news. As a registered charity we depend on income from visitors, donations and legacies to conserve the chapel for future generations to appreciate.”

The chapel rose to worldwide prominence after it was featured in Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. It subsequently hit the big screen in a film adaption of the book in 2006.