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St Blane's Chapel

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Address: Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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In search of our forefathers.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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