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St Blane's Chapel

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Address: Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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The surprisingly extensive ruins of St Blane's Church

The surprisingly extensive ruins of St Blane's Church lie close to the southern tip of the Isle of Bute. Built in a sheltered hollow near the top of a south facing slope, its site... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Zheng M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The surprisingly extensive ruins of St Blane's Church lie close to the southern tip of the Isle of Bute. Built in a sheltered hollow near the top of a south facing slope, its site comes complete with beautiful views south to the Isle of Arran and its outlier, Holy Island.

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Thank Zheng M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Something about this place. Peaceful, magical,maybe the quiet location and views. We all enjoyed our visit and agreed it would be a great place for a community. Easy parking. Easy drive to it well sign posted . Amazing what enter on so long ago .

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Thank jo d
Largs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have wanted to visit for years off our boat but never got to - did today by car and a walk and was really good - enjoyed the walk up, then look around, and walk beyond to the sea.

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1 Thank Freddie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Something very eerie about this place and it cracks open the imagination, a great historical site to visit and a stunning view of the island on the way there and surrounding the site also, if you like to visit sites of historical significance then this is a must see

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1 Thank scottymcgill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

St Blane's was recommended by a friend. It was a cold, wet and windy day with the occasional heavy shower. The walk up was gentle and the views across to Arran opened up once the clouds cleared. The site is well maintained, with information plaques explaining the history of the site. We found it very tranquil and spiritual, although we... More 

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Thank william f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Came here during a short break to Rothesay. Struggled to find the parking area to begin with, luckily the farmer let us park up at the enterance of his farm, which is right beside the path leading to the church. A short peacful walk up the hill around 15 - 20mins from the road and you are met with St... More 

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1 Thank Kerry M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed a short walk uphill to St Blane's, used the parking for a couple of cars on the road at the bottom. Well worth it for the views. The site was interesting with a variety of graves from the vikings to the dark ages through to medieval times. Good historical information on the boards for visitors. Peaceful location with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The chapel is well worth a visit, although it is a ruin it is set on a hill overlooking the sea, it is a lovely attraction in a beautiful setting, would love to go back... next time will take a picnic.

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Thank Karis M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Taken by a local friend. A most pleasant, relaxing and peaceful place. Only saw a few other visitors on our visit. Nice walk up to the chapel. Nice weather on our visit so good to see and sit around and contemplate life etc. Excellent views of the sea from various vantage points along the way.

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Thank Cecil H
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well worth a visit especially on a pleasent Autumn day. Really enjoyed wandering about the site, which is very well maintained

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