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St Blane's Chapel

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Address: Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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The walk up the hill is well worth it, a very peaceful place and plenty to see for the person who likes old relics. Really enjoyed it even though the day was very windy. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The walk up the hill is well worth it, a very peaceful place and plenty to see for the person who likes old relics. Really enjoyed it even though the day was very windy. However once up the hill there was no wind very sheltered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across this little gem by surprise while walking the West Island Way. Very quiet and tranquil setting as befits such a historic place. Well worth a visit on its own if history is your thing.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chapel is worth a brief visit. It is in a spectacular setting a short but steep walk from the road. There is some information around the site and historians will love it. For non connoisseurs this is a pleasant 30 minute visit proved it is not raining .... Shelter is not available!!!

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Thank robina898
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am almost reluctant to review St Blane's Chapel as part of its attraction is that it is such a quiet, peaceful place to sit and look out across to Arran. However, if you are fit enough for the steepish walk and are prepared just to sit for a while ( it can be very sheltered) you will be rewarded... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Enough remains of this site to make it surely one of the most atmospheric ecclesiastical ruins in Scotland. On the West Island Way but easiest approach is via the well made path, steepish in places, from the end of the Plan Road (access to Plan Road from junction 400m west of Kingarth Hotel)- it only takes about 15mins from the... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This was the location of one of the earliest monasteries in Scotland and much of the later parish church remains. From the car park there's a lovely walk over even ground to the wee valley on the hillside that still oozes spirituality. If you have time, climb to the top of Blane's Hill opposite for stunning views. If you've found... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Wonderful site to explore. Take a brolly (for rain or shade) and stout footwear. The surrounding coastline is also well worth exploring with fantastic views of mountainous Arran to the southwest.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We parked at Kilchattan and walked around the south of the island of Bute along the West Island Way. We found the way out of the village with difficulty and were dismayed that many of the waymarkers had been vandalised so progress was slower than necessary. However it was worth the effort. The walk is wonderful with great views of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Sit on its walls and cry. The reformation saw huge changes all over mainland U.K S.T Blane's did not escape such bigoted murders and destruction . To this day stately homes have Priest holes usually behind false book shelves.

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Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Full of history and panoramic views of Arran and the surrounding area. Not to be missed. It is a bit of a climb up to the chapel but well worth it.

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