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St Blane's Chapel

Dunagoil, Rothesay, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Rothesay
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Hidden 2 miles down a single track road and beyond two farms, almost at the very southern tip of the Isle of Bute lies this place of peace, calm and solitude. It's worth every minute of the bouncy trek down the wee road and the 10 minute walk up the clear path to the ruins. Parts of the church date... More

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lanark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

worth the walk from the carpark, this historical gem offers lovely views and quiet solitude. and respite from the wind!

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I go to St Blane's regularly. It holds a lot of memories - rolling eggs early on Easter morning, walks with friends, quiet time spent alone. If you have your own transport, it's a short but steep walk from the roadside. If you are relying on public transport, or just feeling more energetic, it makes a lovely walk from Kilchattan... More

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Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Worth the steep walk. Not suitable for those who have difficulty with mobility. If you're unfit, just take your time. Sheep run around as you take in this peaceful spiritual ruin. Picnic place too. Stunning views too. No cost involved but you will need transport to get here.

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Sterling, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A short steep walk from the end of the road that leads there (on far south end of isle) the chapel ruins are a wonderful place to go visit. You will have to trek up a small path and then walk up a grassy hill but worth the time if you like to see old ruins and find out a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Although a bit of a trek from Rothesay this ruin is in a beautiful location and has an interesting history. It is peaceful and has a calming feel. Access by road ends in a roadside parking area and it is then a 10-15 min quite steep walk up to the chapel ruin. It would be hard going for anyone with... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

the signpost had us distrusting it a bit - just a dead end road? not so, informative boards at the bus turning circle and a well made path with further info. still not sure, but once cresting the rise the sheer tranquility of the place and sense of peace looking out over the southern tip of the island - people... More

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Innsbruck, Austria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We visited St Blane's Chapel on a glorious summer afternoon. There is a special feeling of peace and tranquility there that reflects centuries of Christian worship on this site. We stayed for ages, absorbing the atmosphere of this special place. As we left we met a Church of Scotland party coming to hold a service there.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A bit of a trek to get there but worthwhile to appreciate the history of this old chapel. What a place it must have been when first built then added to over the years.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The chapel is reached via a B (or C road!) and then a longish walk on a rough path through fields. There is a very strong smell of sheep! The ruined chapel has well maintained walls and grounds including a burial place for monks. There is a strong sense of history around the area and it is an excellent area... More

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