Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel was founded on a small hill above Roslin Glen as a Catholic collegiate church in 1446 by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness.


The Chapel is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a young apprentice boy, who was killed in a pique of envious rage by his jealous stonemason master. Although the master was hanged for the murder, this has apparently not quelled the ghost from returning, and people have reported seeing him gazing at the excuisite pillar he carved inside the building, known as the Apprentice Pillar. Others have reported the sound of crying as if coming from inside it.


Pictured left is the Apprentice Pillar courtesy of Guinnog.

Rosslyn Chapel,

Chapel Loan,


Midlothian, EH25 9PU.


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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Roslin (formerly spelt Rosslyn or Roslyn) is a village in Midlothian, Scotland.

It lies 7 miles to the south of the capital city Edinburgh.

Pictured is Rosslyn Chapel courtesy of Sabine Perry. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.