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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. Ayr Auld Kirk

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Ayr

    Situated on the banks of the River Ayr, the Auld Kirk of Ayr dates back to the 17th century.

  2. Falkirk Trinity Church

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Falkirk

    Welcome to Falkirk Trinity Church - Faw Kirk was the first church erected in the town of Falkirk which is believed to have given rise to the town’s name. Our Church has many items of historical interest.

  3. Elgin Cathedral

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    • 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.

  4. St. Blane's Chapel

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Bute

    This lovely ruined church sits nestled in a valley at the southern end of the Isle of Bute and boasts views that stretch as far as the Isle of Arran and the Holy Isle.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Dunglass Estate

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Cockburnspath

    Welcome to Dunglass Estate

  8. Paisley Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Paisley

    Paisley Abbey's origins date back to the 12th century and it is recognised as the cradle of the Royal House of Stewart.

  9. Crossraguel Abbey

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    • 3 Historic Attraction
    3 Historic Attraction

    Maybole

    Founded in the early 13th century by the Earl of Carrick, the remains Crossraguel Abbey sit just a few miles south of Ayr on Scotland’s west coast.

  10. 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.

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