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Hallowed Scotland

The sacred heritage of Scotland stretches back thousands and thousands of years.

There are tribal Celts, ancient face painted Picts, Roman conquerors and audacious Vikings. Monarchs and warriors, clansmen, explorers, philosophers and inventors have all left their mark on this wonderous land and it's buildings. Mysterious standing stones, rugged castles, fortresses and industrial engineering all sit side by side with churches, chapels, abbeys and cathedrals.

You can even sleep in churches, with some wonderfully created visitor accommodation across Scotland.

Relive the past and witness the wondrous monuments that today proudly tell their stories.

Join us on our exploration of sacred Scotland.

Every church has a story to tell.

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Faith in Cowal

Discover 200 miles of pilgrim trails in the west of Scotland. With a raft of beautiful village churches, ruined chapels on hidden hillsides, and a handful of holy wells with which to quench your thirst.

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Divine comforts

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.

Scotland on our map

Search our map for beautiful churches to visit and wonderful stories to discover.

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discover hallowed ground

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St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen

The Cathedral is a fine example of a fortified kirk, with twin towers built in the fashion of 14th century tower houses and now with spires added in the 15th century.

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Edge of the world

The changing waves and natural or manmade causeways mean that timing is everything. For a few hours each day, low tide reveals a strip of land allowing access to these remotest of churches.

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St Peter, Brough of Birsay

A small church and what appears to be a monastery were built in the 11th century, one of the most sophisticated medieval ecclesiastical buildings to survive in the Northern Isles.

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Crathie Kirk, Ballater

Queen Victoria's personal attendant, John Brown was buried in Crathes Kirk graveyard, along with others who served here. Some have headstones with personal epitaphs from Victoria.

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Italian Chapel

The chapel stands after seventy years, as a reminder of a faith that flourished in adversity, and as a memorial to the genius of its Italian prisoner of war builders.

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Rosslyn Chapel

One of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings, Rosslyn Chapel has been in the ownership of our family since its foundation in 1446 and is still used today as a place of worship.

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