I used to LOVE to visit Roslin Chapel
Peaceful, with some really amazing 'unexplained' things, like the carving of 'Indian Corn' from a time before the Americas were 'discovered' etc! All making for a major mystery. I often got talking to American visitors who had read about the apprentice pillar (the corn thingy) in various places and so they added the Chapel to their holiday itinerary. Lots of interesting conversations were had!
Now? Full of loads of tourists - particularly from America (but also Canda, Aus, S.Africa) - who are absolutely SURE that the story in the Da Vinci Code was HISTORY.... Some of them are even demanding (what a cheek!) permission to dig up the floors and find the 'secret' crypt etc....! Mind you, it's making the Chapel a fortune!
The book wasn't HISTORY, it was fiction! I also wasn't too impressed with his writing style - and cannot believe that so many of his books were in the best sellers' charts for so long!
There is an interesting article in my newspaper today saying that yesterday, Lincoln Cathedral was being picketed by a group, led by a nun, to stop the filming of part of the Da Vinci Code with Tom Hanks. They are using Lincoln in place of Westminster (London) presumably because there are slightly less tourists in Lincoln!