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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. Kilfinan Parish Church

    Type

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Glasgow Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Glasgow East End

    This medieval cathedral is thought to have been built on the site of St Kentigern’s tomb and marks the birthplace of the city of Glasgow.

  4. 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.

  5. Kilmichael

    Type

    Monuments & Ruins

    Gradings

    Bute

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

  6. Eaglais na h-Aoidhe

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Point

    Eaglais na h-Aoidhe, otherwise known as St Columba's Ui Church, is a beautiful medieval building at the eastern end of the Braighe, on the Isle of Lewis. It is open to the public and you are very welcome to visit at any time.

  7. Balmerino Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    North Fife

    Enjoy a fascinating visit to Balmerino Abbey, ruins of a Cistercian Monastery which was founded in 1229.

  8. Dunblane Cathedral

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic Attraction
    4 Historic Attraction

    Dunblane

    Dunblane Cathedral is a beautiful medieval church in Dunblane which dates as far back as the 12th century.

  9. Gradings

    • 2 Museum
    2 Museum

    Campbeltown

    Learn about the fascinating life and times of Campbeltown at its superb local history museum.

  10. St Machar's Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    St Machar's Cathedral is located to the north of Aberdeen city centre in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen.

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