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St Blane's Chapel

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Address: Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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Only a short walk

Parked at the bottom with some fantastic views on the way up. Well maintained path with cut grass for most parts. Lots of boards explaining why things are the way they where.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Parked at the bottom with some fantastic views on the way up. Well maintained path with cut grass for most parts. Lots of boards explaining why things are the way they where.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Its a slightly steep hill up to the church but worth a visit and the view is beautiful.. The cows from the local farm have free rain around the grounds below the church so wear your wellies!

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

More extensive than I imagined. The ruins of the 13th century Church are on the site of earlier 6th century stone work. The Well dates from the earlier times. The entrance is raised and the path is muddy at the top of the hill. To avoid this once you climb up the first part of the path to the gate... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Peaceful & Restful. As my father was born @ Port Bannatyne in 1893, our guide was able to inform us about some of our deceased relatives who had spent time building/repairing this chapel.

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lots of fascinating things about the site from monastic existence to the separation of male and female burial grounds. There were lots of small plaques with various information my favourite of which was about the separation of the monks from "the secular world below" I thought the site was relatively easy to get to ,well marked on local maps and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Well worth the visit to see this ruined church / former monastic site. Remote location, scenic and beautiful.

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've been out here a couple of times.It passed a couple of hours & the kids liked that they could run about.Its better to go on a nice sunny day.They views are nice as you walk up the path.You can get some nice photos.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Blane's chapel is about 10 miles drive from Rothesay. Quite easy to find and a little walk uphill from where the vehicles are parked. the walk would be a little challenging for those who struggle to walk uphill as it is a little steep in places. The visit was well worth it for the views and to see the chapel/church... More 

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Daylesford, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Like a lot of Bute's heritage sites, this is poor in information, parking, accessibility and curating. Not good!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Came across this as i walked the West Island way i could have spent a while here but had to keep walking. Well worth the trip and its near a road if you dont want a long walk!

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