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  • Looking up a road towards Crathie Kirk with trees on either side
    Crathie Kirk
  • Looking across Pittencrieff Park towards Dunfermline Abbey
    Dunfermline Abbey
  • St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
    St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
  • Looking over to the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey
    The ruins of Sweetheart Abbey in New Abbey

Step into the country’s past by visiting Scottish churches, cathedrals and abbeys, many of which date back thousands of years.

Across the country, there are many religious buildings, some which were once used by monks and saints right at the beginning of Scottish Christianity. Explore the ruins and beautiful architecture of these churches, cathedrals and abbeys and their marvellous settings. Hear stories from the past and imagine what life was like to worship in these buildings.

Plan a trip to Scottish churches, cathedrals and abbeys using the information listings.

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  1. Erskine Marykirk

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Stirling

    This beautiful Erskine Marykirk situated just outside of Stirling town dates back to 18th century.

  2. Faw Kirk

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Falkirk

    Faw Kirk was the first church erected in the town of Falkirk which is believed to have given rise to the town’s name.

  3. Alloway Auld Kirk

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Alloway

    The eerie setting for Robert Burns' famous tale of Tam O'Shanter, Alloway Auld Kirk dates back to the 16th Century.

  4. Melrose Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Melrose

    Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry.

  5. Gradings

    • 2 Visitor Attraction
    2 Visitor Attraction

    Langholm

    Samye Ling is a large Tibetan Buddhist temple and monastic community located in a quiet rural setting.

  6. St. John's Kirk of Perth

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Perth

    Welcome to St. John's Kirk of Perth, one of Scotland's most important burgh churches . It is Perth's most ancient building, and sits at the very centre of the old Royal Burgh. Its unique broach spire has dominated Perth for over 500 years

  7. Kirk Of Calder

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Mid Calder

    Church of Scotland This 16th-century parish church, recently restored, won the West Lothian Award for Conservation in 1992.

  8. St. Blane's Chapel

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Bute

    This lovely ruined church sits nestled in a valley at the southern end of the Isle of Bute and boasts views that stretch as far as the Isle of Arran and the Holy Isle.

  9. St Serf's Church

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Tullibody

    St Serf’s Church is a charmingly simple Norman-style church in the village of Tullibody of Clackmannanshire.

  10. Dundrennan Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Kirkcudbright

    Mary Queen of Scots spent her last hours on Scottish soil in this Cistercian abbey founded by David I. Built in c12th. the abbey stands in a small secluded valley, its remoteness in keeping with the strict rules of the Cistercian abbey.

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