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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. Glenluce Abbey

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Glenluce

    Founded in 1192 by Roland, Earl of Galloway the magnificent ruins of this Cistercian Abbey are some of the best preserved in Scotland.

  2. 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.

  3. Logie Old Kirk

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Stirling

    The picturesque ruined site of Logie Old Kirk is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Ochil Hills in Stirling.

  4. Inchmahome Priory

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Port of Menteith

    Located on an island in the Lake of Menteith, Inchmahome Priory was founded in 1238 and much of the 13th century building remains.

  5. Glasgow Gurdwara

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Glasgow

    Welcome to Glasgow Gurdwara

  6. St Michael's Parish Church

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Linlithgow

    One of the finest examples of a large medieval burgh church.

  7. 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.

  8. St Andrews Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    St Andrews

    The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be.

  9. Rosslyn Chapel

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Roslin

    Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.

  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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