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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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Livingston Scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Lovely location and nice walk up to the chapel. Plenty of information on the history. Enjoyed seeing the brand new lambs on the way too.

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ontario
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I spent hours exploring the site. I had the place to myself to waner anywhere I pleased. It is the most remakable mediaevil site I have ever visited wth its upper andlower graveyards.Its location is magical and well worth taking the slight detour off the main road and the short hill walk to reach it. Wonderful.

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This has got to be one of the most magical places I have ever had the privilege to visit. The location seems to have its own micro-climate and the views are spectacular. A MUST visit location if you are on The Isle of Bute.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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