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St Blane's Chapel

Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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A visit to my favourite place

I have been coming to st Blanes for over 50 years and never get tired of it. Such a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Emurichards
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Wonderful place to visit on this beautiful scottish island

Not to be missed, a most tranquil place to visit. Of historical interest as well as a lovely spot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rosie O
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Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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"single track road"
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"peaceful place"
in 4 reviews
"kilchattan bay"
in 7 reviews
"lovely walk"
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"short uphill walk"
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"up hill"
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"southern tip"
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"holy island"
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"special place"
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"farm land"
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"views are stunning"
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"take your time"
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"isle of arran"
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"steep climb"
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"historical information"
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"well worth the trip"
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"historic scotland"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been coming to st Blanes for over 50 years and never get tired of it. Such a pleasant peaceful spot

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed, a most tranquil place to visit. Of historical interest as well as a lovely spot to sit and watch the sky. A trip to St Blane’s Is always on our island itinerary.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we might have gotten lost on our drive to the site - but perseverance is key! After making it to the summit, the views alone are really quite delightful. The different elements of the ruins have been very clearly sign-posted, with descriptions, so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s only a short detour off the main road and 10 minute easy walk to get there. Terrific views worth the trip. It also gave a perspective of early life in Rothesay. Well described by plaques across the site.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip down a single track road then a short walk uphill. The ruins are set in a quiet glade in their own walled area and are remarkably well preserved. Setting is quite unique, enhanced by the spring gorse, and remarkably peaceful. Beyond...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Great plce to visit. peaceful you can understand why it was chosen for a abbey. Take your time with the hill it is steep but short. The chapel is justround the corner from where you cant see the path from the road. no real wheelchair...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

An unusual place with a odd aura but pleasantly comforting and silent. Nowhere else like it. Try to visit when other people there.

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Went with a few friends on this visit. Very easy to get to and a short uphill walk from where you park your car. I think a bus stops there as well. Some friends did a longer walk approahing the site from the opposite direction....More

Thank Cecil H
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

A walk up the hill from the bus turning area and you’re at the chapel. Being December, it was a bit muddy in places but it was expected. The views from there are stunning. It’s nice to walk around the ruins and try to picture...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

A walk uphill for about 15 minutes. My advice would be to wear boots or good walking shoes as in October it was very churned up and muddy round the ruin. The farmer obviously allows cows in the area from time to time so it's...More

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Response from scottyguy | Reviewed this property |
Any place on Bute from Rothesay is really no more than about 15 miles but you will need either a car or bike to get there unless you like the walking. It is well worth the effort to go and experience the location. About... More
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