St. Bride's Church
St. Bride's Church
4.5
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Angus380
Dunfermline, UK44 contributions
Sep 2019
On walking around the village we discovered that although the church was closed - a key could be obtained from a keyholder in the village. We spent nearly 20 fascinating minutes in the small church (or what remained of it). We particularly liked the quality of the marble.
Written September 21, 2019
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Terry K
Nottingham, UK369 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A really lovely building which although a church in former years is now a mausoleum for the Douglas family . Beautiful clock tower and interesting grounds. One of a few hidden treasures in this wonderful little village.
Written July 29, 2019
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,911 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had quite a job to find this church because it is not well signed. It looks an interesting, historic place which we would have liked to see inside but unfortunately the door was locked.
Written July 27, 2019
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Chris T
Dumfries, UK161 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
This is a hidden gem only five minutes from the motorway. The church itself is kept locked, but on the day I visited the key was behind the bar at the pub (note though that I spent ten minutes wrestling with the key in the lock before realising you insert the key upside down). The interior was fascinating and very atmospheric. No pictures will really do it justice, it’s small and dark so difficult to capture really, but it is something to behold. The carving on the effigies is amazing. I probably could have used a little more information about some of the artefacts though. Well worth a slight detour though if you have time.
Written July 6, 2019
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sheonabry
Scotland13 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Visit St Bride's today having, I am ashamed to say, only recently become aware of its existance. It is the final resting place Sir James Douglas known as Good Sir James or The black Douglas depending on which side of the border you lived on. Impressive clock tower said to have the oldest working clock in Scotland. Lovely little church yard. Beautiful little church with gorgeous stained windows. Well worth a visit. Have to phone in advance to arrange to pick up keys from a nearby house, the key holder also provides a leaflet with information re the history of the church
Written July 2, 2019
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ElaineRy
Otterburn, UK218 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Key is available from an adjacent house. Church has the ruins of one aisle, into which was set a clock tower - the oldest working clock in Scotland. The key gives access to the chancel where there are monuments to the Douglas family, and other interesting stones. The key-holder gives you an interesting leaflet describing what you see, and there are notices too. All set in a very well kept churchyard.
Written January 15, 2019
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Donnie M
South Lanarkshire, UK44 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Beautiful old church and graveyard that you can walk around. The bell tower contains a clock donated by Mary Queen of Scots - it is thought to be the oldest working church clock in Scotland. Also took in the statue of the Earl of Angus which commemorates the founding of the Cameronian regiment.
Written August 6, 2018
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,567 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Douglas family are central to the history of the area and the remains of the original church have been very well consolidated and restored. We gained access via the near by museum staff and were treated to an expert tour with details of the various tombs and the life stories of the members of the Douglas family - Archibald the Grim, Archibald Bell the Cat, the Good Sir James and so on. The Cameronian Regiment connection is central to the site and the high standard of maintenance is impressive. An excellent guide to the history of the church is sold by the museum. The church is no longer used for regular religious observance.
Written June 10, 2018
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jennyR9886WL
Dundee, UK10 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Great to be there, and I had an excellent 'guide' round from a local history enthusiast. Also, the nearby museum is very well presented.
Written October 5, 2017
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Christine M
34 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Went to look at the church and gravestones. Lovely church interesting stone work and was a beautiful day.
Written May 29, 2017
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