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Subcategory: Abbeys, Churches & Cathedrals

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Dundrennan Abbey (HS)

Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH

The beautiful ruins, amid a peaceful setting, of a Cistercian Abbey founded in 1142.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Beauly Priory (HS)

Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

The roofless church of a Valliscaulian priory, which houses the tombs of a renowned McKenzie clan chief and Fraser Lords…

St Magnus Church (HS)

Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

The complete but roofless ruin of a 12th century church with a round tower, situated on the site where St Magnus was…

Keills Chapel (HS)

Nr Tayvallich, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A stunning collection of West Highland graveslabs and early medieval sculpture that includes the magnificent Keills Cross.

Cathedral of St Moluag

Lismore, by Oban, Argyll, PA34 5UL

The parish church of island of Lismore, it incorporates the choir of the 14th century cathedral of the diocese of Argyll....

Inchmahome Priory (HS)

By Kippen, Stirling, FK8 3RA

A beautifully situated Augustinian monastery founded in 1238. Much of the 13th century building survives.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Dryburgh Abbey (HS)

Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ

Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys. The ruins are remarkably complete.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 stars

St Cuthbert’s Church

Edinburgh, EH1 2EP

One of Edinburgh’s oldest churches it has been rebuilt many times.

Tron Kirk

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

One of Edinburgh’s principal churches, completed in 1648, it is named after the nearby public weigh beam or tron.

Leuchars Church

Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, UK

Built in the 12th century, Leuchars is one of the finest Romanesque churches in Scotland. Of the original church only the...

Kilbrannan Chapel

Tarbert, Scotland, UK

This prominent medieval chapel by the shore is a short but rewarding walk from Skipness Castle.

Torphichen Preceptory (HS)

Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK

Explore the high tower and other remains of the base of the powerful Knights Hospitallers.

Kilmartin Church

Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK

A prominent church, it is well known for its stone crosses and superb collection of beautifully carved medieval grave slabs.

Kilnave Chapel and Cross

Isle of Islay, Scotland, UK

A medieval chapel with a bloodthirsty history, its weathered cross dates back to the 5th century.

Canongate Church

Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

This delightful church was completed in 1691. It is the church of both the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle.

1 Dundrennan Abbey (HS) Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4QH 4 stars
2 Beauly Priory (HS) Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
3 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Keills Chapel (HS) Nr Tayvallich, Argyll, Scotland, UK
5 Cathedral of St Moluag Lismore, by Oban, Argyll, PA34 5UL
6 Inchmahome Priory (HS) By Kippen, Stirling, FK8 3RA 3 stars
7 Dryburgh Abbey (HS) Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ 5 stars
8 St Cuthbert’s Church Edinburgh, EH1 2EP
9 Tron Kirk Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
10 Leuchars Church Leuchars, Fife, Scotland, UK
11 Kilbrannan Chapel Tarbert, Scotland, UK
12 Torphichen Preceptory (HS) Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
13 Kilmartin Church Kilmartin, Nr Lochgilphead, Argyll, Scotland, UK
14 Kilnave Chapel and Cross Isle of Islay, Scotland, UK
15 Canongate Church Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

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