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Review of St Blane's Chapel

St Blane's Chapel
Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Rothesay
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

I go to St Blane's regularly. It holds a lot of memories - rolling eggs early on Easter morning, walks with friends, quiet time spent alone.

If you have your own transport, it's a short but steep walk from the roadside. If you are relying on public transport, or just feeling more energetic, it makes a lovely walk from Kilchattan Bay via Garrochhead Lighthouse and Glencallum Bay on the West Island Way (for map of route pick up a guide from The Discovery Centre in Rothesay)

The ruins of St Blane's Chapel are nestled in a little dip between the hills, with stunning views of the Firth of Clyde and Isle of Arran. Once you get up there you seem to step away from the world for a wee spell. There's a lot of information on the guide signs, but it's well worth spending some time just sitting and pondering.

To be honest.... I had second thoughts about writing this review. It's a wee gem of a place..... and I'm not sure I want TOO many people to find it :)

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Worth the steep walk. Not suitable for those who have difficulty with mobility. If you're unfit, just take your time. Sheep run around as you take in this peaceful spiritual ruin. Picnic place too.
Stunning views too. No cost involved but you will need transport to get here.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

A short steep walk from the end of the road that leads there (on far south end of isle) the chapel ruins are a wonderful place to go visit. You will have to trek up a small path and then walk up a grassy hill but worth the time if you like to see old ruins and find out a little more on the ancient history of this area. Once you get up here its like you are transported to another time & place as you can't see anything "new" when you are up here. The scenery is fantastic, the place is so tranquil and quiet (minus the cows that mull about! :) Lots of wonderful pictures to take.

2  Thank Posteritas
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Although a bit of a trek from Rothesay this ruin is in a beautiful location and has an interesting history. It is peaceful and has a calming feel.
Access by road ends in a roadside parking area and it is then a 10-15 min quite steep walk up to the chapel ruin. It would be hard going for anyone with mobility problems and is not accessible by wheelchair.

2  Thank KCL60
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

the signpost had us distrusting it a bit - just a dead end road? not so, informative boards at the bus turning circle and a well made path with further info.

still not sure, but once cresting the rise the sheer tranquility of the place and sense of peace looking out over the southern tip of the island - people actually lived and worshipped here - no extraneous modern sounds - just as it might have been 500 yrs ago - it that appeals at all don't miss it.

3  Thank Logiealmond1
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