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“Historical gem with stunning views”
Review of St Blane's Chapel

St Blane's Chapel
Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Rothesay
Certificate of Excellence
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West Lothian
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Historical gem with stunning views”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Located on the very southern end of Bute, St Blane's Chapel is remote and quite stunning, its elevated location providing amazing views.

A 5-10 minute hike up the hill from the parking area, which has a stout bar to which bicycles can be secured, was well worth the effort, especially as we arrived there around 6.30pm on a glorious day and were the only visitors, which allowed for good opportunities to take photos in the evening light. We travelled by motorbike and would advise anyone on two wheels to take it easy on the corners as there is a fair bit of gravel and the occasional dung heap on the road!

The information signage at the numerous attractions on Bute is very good and provides a lot of background info for those who are interested, especially so at St Blane's.

We're more than glad we made the effort to go there, and would recommend a visit to anyone who is fit enough for a short climb.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Worth the steep climb”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Some might find the steep climb up the well layed path then over a field too difficult to manage but the site is worth the climb if possible. Beautiful area to locate the chapel. When we were there the council workmen were busy cutting the large area of grass all around and tidying up to a high standard, a fact noticeable all around the island. Worth a visit, especially on a dry day.

Visited May 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An interesting historical relic.”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Chapel is on the West Island Way well worth the walk although quite tiring. Take the circle route from Kilchattan Bay passing the lighthouse and the Chapel - magnificent views.

Visited April 2013
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“spectacular”
Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

spectacular scenary, much better than it looks, only five minutes from the car park, a must visit on bute!

Visited April 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“snowy weather”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

good signage, excellent information about the history of the site, appreciated the footpaths etc. The views all round were excellent.

Visited March 2013
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