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St Blane's Chapel

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Address: Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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Step back in time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
George K
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Gwen P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Steep walk up hill to reach this ruin. Not too much to see at the top but still worth a trip. Look around the surrounding arra as some hidden jems. Have done long walk around the area. Not great sign posts though.

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Thank Cara S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

A beautiful and unexpected find. Perfectly chosen spot to contemplate life's purpose and feel at one with nature. My favourite place on the island.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

A wee gem hidden from the madding crowd. If you have no interest in history, archeology, great views or are likely to resent a 5 minute walk uphill then this place may not be for you but otherwise give it a try. I enjoyed it, made even better by the new born lambs at the top. Information boards around the... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

At the end of a long and winding road and a 10 minute up hill hike, leads you into a secluded and quite spiritual place. No wonder St Catan chose the place for his sanctuary, how come his illegitimate nephew Blane, got the naming gig?

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