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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. Kirkmadrine Early Christian Stones

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Stranraer

    These stones are some of the oldest and most important early Christian memorial stones in Britain.

  2. St Magnus Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Visit the most northerly cathedral in Britain which was founded by the Viking Earl Rognvald in 1137.

  3. Lincluden Collegiate Church

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Dumfries

    These magnificent ruins date back to the 14th century and sit upon an earlier site of a priory once used by Benedictine nuns.

  4. St Giles' Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Church of Scotland Discover 1,000 years of history in the heart of Edinburgh.

  5. Church of the Holy Rude

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Stirling

    Founded in 12th century, the Church of the Holy Rude is the second oldest building in Stirling.

  6. Rosslyn Chapel

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic 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.

  7. 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

  8. Sweetheart Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 3 Historic Attraction
    3 Historic Attraction

    New Abbey

    This splendid red-sandstone ruin of the late 13th century was founded by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway, in memory of her husband Lord John Balliol.

  9. Friends Of Govan Old Parish Church

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Glasgow City Centre

    Govan Old Parish Church is an important archaeological site and historic church with a unique collection of early medieval carved stones.

  10. Dunkeld Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Dunkeld

    Every year thousands of visitors enjoy the picturesque setting of Dunkeld Cathedral and take in its religious history.

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