Church of the Holy Rude

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St John Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 1ED

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

    The church occupies a magnificent location on the shoulder of the city’s highest hill and thanks to the short proximity to Stirling Castle it played a unique place in history. It was here that James VI was crowned King of Scotland in 1567 with the ceremony being performed by John Knox.

    Entry is free, but we do rely on donations from visitors to help us maintain the fabric of the church and the witness of the congregation for the future.

    We therefore ask that visitors give a minimum donation of £2.00 per person.

    A simple walk-round guide to the church is available in English, and a more comprehensive guidebook is available for purchase from the welcome desk.

    Short guides to the church are available in many languages, on request. We ask that these be returned before you leave.

    In the church to the left of the entrance as you come in you will find the welcome desk, which has a range of cards, souvenirs and booklets for sale.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2016
    1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
    Day Times
    Monday 11:00 16:00
    Tuesday 11:00 16:00
    Wednesday 11:00 16:00
    Thursday 11:00 16:00
    Friday 11:00 16:00
    Saturday 11:00 16:00
    Sunday 11:00 16:00

    The Church is open to the public over the weekend of Easter, then from the 1st May to the 30th September seven days a week from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.(last admission 3.30 p.m.).

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