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St Blane's Chapel

Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Rothesay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is just so much part of Bute's history that it should always be on the itinerary of anyone visiting the island.

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Nottinghamshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I thought that this place sounded good on the map that I was given by the ferry company and it turned out to provide one of the best moments of my stay in Scotland. It's at the southern tip of the Isle of Bute and involves a short uphill walk from some roadside parking. The site provides wonderful views across... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A 10min uphill climb from the road , well worth it , great place for kids to explore .Its very well maintained .Its very atmospheric .

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

While the hill to the Church is short it is quite steep and certainly it's worth the effort. Not for the heavy asthmatics or the elderly though. It would be nice to have a path to wind around each point of interest as we stumbled across a few in our wanderings (actually following around what looked to be a blind... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Probably one of the most interesting and accessible ancient monuments in Scotland. The approach walk is spectacular and the site is perfectly easy to walk round. Most of the work has been done by local volunteers and their effort has ensured a comfortable site. Great for kids to explore.

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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

St. Blane's sits on top of a small hill surrounded by the most idyllic scenery. Unfortunatley when we were there to attend a wedding it poured but it was still a magical venue. Hope to return when the weather is better.

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Livingston Scotland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This 5th century chapel was a very important centre of Christianity in its day. There are lots of plaques with information about the history of this place. It's a moderate uphill walk along a well defined dirt path to reach it - not suitable for the disabled. On the way up, turn around and look back at the fabulous view... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very pleasant short walk in good weather from the carpark to a quiet and interesting ruin in a lovely location. The information boards are perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As we were driving around Bute I saw a sign for St. Blane's and we decided to see how far away it was. The road is narrow in places and at the end there are a few spots to park. After a short walk up a hill is the chapel. It is in the middle of farm land and is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was a wonderful day in glorious sunshine. Got the bus from Rothesay to Kilchattan Bay and walked over the hill to St Blanes Chapel. A ruined Chapel in a peaceful surroundings with great atmosphere. Came back the long way on the West Island way to Garroch Head and Glencallum Bay. Quite rough in places but scenery is breathtaking. Back... More

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