Balquhidder Church Ruins

Balquhidder Church Ruins

Balquhidder Church Ruins
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Ancient Ruins • Churches & Cathedrals
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Anne B
453 contributions
Rob Roy’s Grave, lovely walks
Jul 2021
We visited to see Rob Roy’s grave (we did know that he’s probably not buried here but it’s still a marker to him and his family)
Beautiful churchyard with many ancient and modern gravestones, so peaceful. We had a lovely walk along to the waterfall and there were signs for other walks.
Lovely place, lovely churches.
Written 6 August 2021
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english_f
Manchester, UK71 contributions
Nice peaceful stroll
Aug 2020
We loved exploring this graveyard and seeing Rob Roy's grave.

Free parking, there was a donation box to help with the costs of looking after the church.

Strolling around the grounds we saw a path that led into the woods so we decided to follow it and after a minute or so we came to a lovely waterfall with a bridge over the river.

Nice way to spend an hour if you're interested in history.
Written 17 August 2020
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Helen G
Wishaw, UK660 contributions
Rob Roy
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited Rob Roy MacGregor’s grave. Had a wanted round the graveyard and Balquidder church. Interesting to see some of the graves dating back to 18th century.
Written 6 February 2020
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NanaMariaC
Perth, Australia56 contributions
Rob Roy's Grave Site
Aug 2019
Worth having a look at. Also just past the old church is a lovely little waterfall. Worth looking at.
Written 28 September 2019
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Americangirl52
Noblesville, IN189 contributions
Very interesting place
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband's ancestors are buried here. It is amazing that these are still here. We took the walk right beside the cemetery to the Creag an Turic to the gathering place for the MacLaren Clan. Beautiful view from there of the countryside. Trail is marked and not too difficult.
Written 23 September 2019
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glkenny
Phoenix, AZ40 contributions
Excellent stop
Jun 2019
Excellent detour to see Rob Roy's grave and to do a woodland hike. It was drizzling the afternoon we went, but still had an excellent walk. Up, up, up to the monument for the Maclaren clan with terrific views to the valley and loch. We even startled a deer from the underbrush! Worth the detour.
Written 4 July 2019
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marko18745
Houston, TX674 contributions
Great For McLarens
Jun 2019 • Couples
OK so a lot of my dead relatives on the McLaren side are buried here. The gravestones tell very interesting stories about who lays beneath. This son and that son or daughter and so forth. For McLaren descendants this is a must see. Oh yeah, that rascal Rob Roy is also supposed to be buried here. He was killed by John McLaren in a duel, but then his son shot John Mclaren in the back. And was hung for it in Edinburgh. Not far off the main road so easy to get to from Glasgow (1.5 hr away) or Callander. The site is beautiful : the abbey ruins from the 1600s and the newer Kirk from the 1800s. All a stones throw from picturesque Loch Voil. The trail up to “Rock of the Boar” is not far or strenuous but also a must do for all McLarens. Go rally with all the spirits around the tribal rock.
Written 4 June 2019
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CM1978
Balquhidder, UK135 contributions
Beautiful and well kept piece of history
Mar 2019 • Couples
A beautiful church is situated here. Rob Roy's grave is possibly here. A great place for a day out in a spectacular valley. Great walks nearby and some history of the McClaren clan. Well preserved old graves and headstones.
Written 31 March 2019
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TeamDavies14
Dubai, United Arab Emirates76 contributions
Learned a great deal about the glen
Dec 2018 • Couples
We were staying locally and the old Kirk and Rob Roy's grave was a surprise. It is worth the stop and exploring the locally area. Very educational if you are interested in Scottish history.
Written 18 January 2019
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cernej_jack
9 contributions
restful place full of spirit and energy
Jul 2018 • Friends
We visit this place during our Rob Roy Way hike. We wanted to see the place, where Rob MacGregor is resting.

It's wonderful quiet place, especially during the summer evening. The place will fill you with a peace. It has an incredible atmosphere that encourage one to stop and contemplate.
Written 6 November 2018
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