We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kirk of St. John the Baptist

31 St. John Place, Perth, Scotland
01738/622-241
Improve this listing
89%
Ranked #14 of 23 Attractions in Perth
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

Hotels near Kirk of St. John the Baptist

Write a Review

19 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    12
    5
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cornwall, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

History, architecture, with contemporary church services. A combination of celebrating the history with remaining relevant today.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warkworth, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

the kirk was holding a coffee morning so we went in and had a look round the windows are all stained glass and the place is very well maintained. we were welcomed by members of the congregation and had coffee and warm mince pies

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
81 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We felt very welcome on our visit, greeted by a lovely volunteer who explained a little about the history of the church then gave us an information sheet with more information. The church has a lovely peaceful feeling and some beautiful windows including the one dedicated to the Black Watch Regiment. They also have a beautiful iron and carved candle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a beautiful kirk, with very detailed leaded glass windows and ancient wood carvings. Don't expect it to be cold and draughty, because it has the very best that modern life can offer us. The history to the kirk is fascinating. Well worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coleraine, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Beautiful building, very tranquil and calming after busy shopping. Nice to read the history, and just reflect on God's presence in this place through the years and ponder on what His plans are for the future.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Scotland
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely old church dating back to 1100. Much of interest and some helpful guides in attendance. Worth a visit in centre of town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Alicante, Spain
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Congregation members warmly greeted us as we entered the Kirk. We were offered a guided tour, self-guided walkthrough, and/or the opportunity to worship. We spent the better part of an hour with their tour handout with explanations for over a dozen highlights inside the church. I was most impressed with the architecture - high vaulted ceilings and gothic style columns.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

St. John's Kirk is the oldest church in Perth and worth a visit. Free admission with a guide book of information about the Kirk. The church has no original stained glass windows but nevertheless the modern windows are fine. The old pews have beautiful carvings on them and there are some 15century candelabras . Overall a lovely church .

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aberlour
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I was enchanted by the beautiful chiming bells on a Friday afternoon as I was walking through Perth City centre. It was freezing outside but I just had to stay in the vicnity to hear the melodies as I was well and truly hooked. Absolutely enchanting and uplifting. So much so, that I phoned my mother and daughter to let... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

a real centre for Perth, retaining the old and embellishing with the new. sit and listen to the bells & be transported back a few centuries to the Fair Maid & Hal o' the wynd.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kirk of St. John the Baptist also viewed

 
Perth, Perth and Kinross
Perth, Perth and Kinross
 

Been to Kirk of St. John the Baptist? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kirk of St. John the Baptist staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?