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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. Melrose Abbey

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Melrose

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

  2. Faw Kirk

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    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. Erskine Marykirk

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    Stirling

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

  4. Iona Abbey And Nunnery

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Oban, Mull and Lorn

    The serene Isle of Iona is home to the oldest and most sacred religious places in all of western Europe.

  5. Dundrennan Abbey

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    • 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.

  6. Kelso Abbey

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Kelso

    Visit the magnificent Kelso Abbey in the Scottish Borders, dating as far back as the 12th century.

  7. St Magnus Cathedral

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

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

  8. St. John's Kirk of Perth

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    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

  9. Kilfinan Parish Church

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Tighnabruaich

    Visit the ancient resting places of the chiefs of Clan Lamont, one of the oldest clans in Scotland, at this 13th century church nestled in the hamlet of Kilfinan.

  10. Hamilton Mausoleum

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    Hamilton

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

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