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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. Inchcolm Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Aberdour

    Inchcolm Abbey was established on this island originally as a priory by David I in 1235. It is the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland.

  2. Chapel Finian

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Glenluce

    Situated 5 miles north west of Port William, the remains of this small chapel are thought to date back to the 10th century.

  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. 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.

  5. Kilmichael

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Bute

    Located in the scenic and remote north of Bute, this quaint church is the site of many medieval stones.

  6. Hamilton Mausoleum

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Hamilton

    Hamilton Mausoleum in South Lanarkshire has one of the longest lasting echoes of any man-made structure in the world.

  7. Jedburgh Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Jedburgh

    One of the four border abbeys, Jedburgh Abbey was founded by David I in around 1138 for Augustinian canons.

  8. 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.

  9. Elgin Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Elgin

    Elgin Cathedral, also known as the ‘Lantern of the North’ is a majestic, historic ruin situated in Elgin.

  10. Cambuskenneth Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Stirling

    Cambuskenneth Abbey is one of Scotland’s most important abbeys and is home to a fine collection of medieval grave slabs and architectural fragments.

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