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Beauly Priory

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Address: Beauly, Scotland

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Impressive Priory dating from the 13th century

According to the information at the entrance it was founded around 1230 the name Beauly comes from the French 'beautiful place' Mary Queen of Scots visited around 1564. Also to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim Nicholson P
Beauly, United Kingdom
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Beauly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

According to the information at the entrance it was founded around 1230 the name Beauly comes from the French 'beautiful place' Mary Queen of Scots visited around 1564. Also to be seen in the grounds are Elm and Sycamore trees that go back over a thousand years

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Founded in 1230, Beauly Priory adorns the city center of downtown Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a family Sunday carvery with my two teenage sons and younger son. We had an absolutely fantastic meal. There was plenty on our plates and everything was cooked to perfection. We love coming here for food, wether it be lunch or dinner. High tea is also highly recommended at the Priory Hotel. We have been a few... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We hadn't planned to visit the priory but while we were in Beauly we thought we would pop in. There isn't really a great deal to see other than some walls and some grave stones that were put throughout the main areas after the destruction of the building. Wouldn't make a special journey to visit.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

A well preserved ruin of an old monastery church. This is the only thing left standing. Mary Queen of Scots visited there. Lots of history in Scotland, love it.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely Priory ruins just off the main drag through Beauly. Worth a look for the gravestones and the remarkably impressive long nave(?) of the priory which remains standing tall and red against what is usually a grey lowering sky. Well kept and informative signs guide you through the ruins--great examples of Piscinae to let you imagine the church services back... More 

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Wildomar, California
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a nice piece of history to visit. I always find it intriguing when buildings that used to have purpose and significance end up having graves put within them. The grounds are a nice walk, and the various angles from which you can see the priory differ greatly. It is nice that much of it is still intact. I... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Beauly is a short drive from Inverness. There are a few interesting shops, but the main reason I visited was to see the remains of Beauly Priory. I parked at the opposite end of town at Braeview Park, which is free. It was a short walk through town to the Priory. The ruins are free and have a few plaques... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Easy walk from restaurants and center of town, near Beauly River. Historical plaques explain history of the priory.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Beauly is a small village - if you were driving through, blink sand you may miss it. The Priory is certainly a must see whether you are passing through or visiting Beauly. The Priority dates from 1230 and was thought to be originally dedicated to the Holy Cross, and whilst a ruin, parts of the priory still stand and can... More 

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