The Area Around Rosslyn Holiday Cottage
Although many people come to Rosslyn Holiday Cottage to relax, there is still plenty to do. Within just a few miles you can go hillwalking in the Pentlands, skiing at Hillend (Europe's largest artificial ski-slope), and as you'd expect from Scotland, there is easy access to some of the best golf courses in the world.
If history and culture are your hobbies then Roslin village itself is very old. Its precise origins seem lost in the mists of time but it is said to have been founded almost 2000 years ago. The castle dates from the beginning of the 14th century, built soon after the Battle of Roslin in 1302, and Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1466 by Sir William Sinclair of Roslin, who was third and last Prince of Orkney
The beautiful Rosslyn Chapel, the magnificent ruins of medieval Rosslyn Castle and the surviving 16th and 17th century buildings there, and the glorious scenery of Roslin as the North Esk glides through its wooded glen have long attracted numerous visitors. Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the poet, wrote after their visit in 1803: 'I never passed through a more delicious dell than the Glen of Rosslyn.'