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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. Arbroath Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic Attraction
    5 Historic Attraction

    Arbroath

    "Explore the substantial ruins of a Tironensian monastery, founded by William the Lion in 1178, who is buried in Arbroath Abbey."

  2. 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.

  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. Nigg Old Church

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Tain

    Welcome to Nigg Old Church

  5. St Serf's Church

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Tullibody

    St Serf’s Church is a charmingly simple Norman-style church in the village of Tullibody of Clackmannanshire.

  6. Dunblane Cathedral

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Dunblane

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

  7. 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.

  8. The Whithorn Story

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Whithorn

    Whithorn is a great place to spend a day learning all about the priory and the pilgrims who travelled here to honour St Ninian.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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