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Roslin

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The quiet village of Roslin sits around 7 miles outside of Edinburgh.
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About Roslin

The quiet village of Roslin sits around 7 miles outside of Edinburgh but is known all over the world. This is due to the Roslin Chapel which was made famous in the Dan Brown novel The Da Vinci Code due to the elaborately carved chapel being long associated with the Knights Templar and the Grail legend. The name Roslin (recorded around 1240 as Roskelyn) is thought to most likely derive from the Celtic words ros, meaning a moor, and celyn, meaning holly.

It has another unusual claim to fame as it is where the Roslin Institute is located. It was here that the world's first cloned sheep, Dolly, was created in 1997. Due to this Rosin in extremely popular visitors but it also has been for a long time.

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