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Parrandier, The Old Church of Urquhart, Urquhart, Elgin


Stay in a converted church in Scotland

Is your accommodation search spiralling out of control? Got an over-arching love of stained-glass? Staying in a converted Scottish church might be just the ticket for you.

Inspiring locations

Churches, also known as kirks in Scotland, are just one type of accommodation that you can stay in linked to Scotland’s religious history. You could stay in a former country abbey, city centre church, a traditional manse which was once home to a church minister, or even in a working cathedral on an island.

Parrandier Old Church Urquhart Elgin

If church walls could talk, each would reveal a fascinating and unique history.

Heavenly features

Admire views through arched windows, soak up the peaceful atmosphere and discover fascinating details, such as exposed wooden beams, high vaulted ceilings, and seating made from original pews.

Enter the world of ecclesiastical architecture, where each church reflects the style of the time and beliefs of the congregation it once held. While some Scottish church designs include elaborate gothic carvings, others kept a strict minimalistic style.

Divine comforts

Church conversions offer a wide range of great facilities to help you make the most of your holiday. Indulge in a bit a luxury as you enjoy a view from a hot tub, feel the warmth of underfloor heating, or relax in the private garden of your city centre apartment. Or choose to have a break from modern life at a retreat, and return home refreshed and rejuvenated.