Special Interest: Churches


  • Dunfermline Area

    As the burial location for a number of old Scottish Kings, Dunfermline Abbey and Palace is an important Scottish Heritage site. The other abbey linked below is actually on an island in the middle of the Firth of Forth that can be visited via boat trips that leave from South Queensferry. This is a gr...view more

  • North East Scotland

    Aberdeenshire has many churches and considerable religious history that will include Abbeys, ancient monastries and other religious heritage sites. Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Deer Abbey (ruins), Fyvie Church, Kinkell Church (ruins), Marnoch Old Church and Ta...view more

  • Moray

    Private House Stays recommends the following Abbeys and churches within the Moray area with links below and also Cullen Auld Kirk, the ruined Deskford Church, the ruins of Kinloss Abbey and Pluscarden Abbey...view more

  • Ayrshire

    Amongst the many churches, Abbeys and religious sites in Ayrshire, we have chosen 3 for your consideration: Crossraguel Abbey, Skelmorlie Aisle and St Columbas Church....view more

  • Stirling

    As you would expect from an old city with significant cultural heritage, there are a number of significant ancient churches worth visiting. These include those linked below and also St Marys Kirk...view more

  • Dumfriesshire

    In addition to the two significant ancient Abbeys linked below, the Samye Ling Tibetan Centre is worth consideration....view more

  • Edinburgh and Lothians

    In spite of the hype created by the Da Vinci Code book, Rosslyn Chapel remains one of Scotlands most remarkable treasures. There are many claims made when trying to interprete the fascinating ancient carvings that adourn the chapel but one is that the chapel shows evidence that the Vikings were the ...view more

  • Scottish Borders

    There are some significant churches, Abbeys and religious sites across the whole Borders. In addition to those linked below, Private House Stays also mentions Peebles Cross Kirk and Soutra Aisle for your consideration. ...view more

  • Edinburgh City Centre

    As you expect when you consider Edinburghs cultural history, the city is stuffed full of historically important churches. The John Knox House museum on the Royal mile should also be mentioned in this section and the other church worth mentioning, that is not linked below, is St Peters Church....view more

  • Orkney

    The Italian Chapel and St Magnus Cathedral are the two most significantly visited religious sites in Orkney, but there are also a number of ruined sites that are identified: The Crosskirk Medieval Church, Eynhallow Church, Orphir Round Church, Pierowall Medieval Church on Westray, St Olafs Church, S...view more

  • Inverness

    Inverness has many churches and considerable religious history that will include Abbeys, ancient monastries and other religious heritage sites. Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Wardlaw Mausoleum and St Marys Roman Catholic Cathedral...view more

  • Galloway

    There are a number of significant religious heritage sites within Galloway as you would expect from an area with the coastal town of PortPatrick (an Irish missionary - i think) and St Ninians caves (a famous religious recluse - i think). In particular Whithorn Priory has a museum as part of the site...view more

  • Aberdeen

    Aberdeen has many churches and considerable religious history that will include Abbeys, ancient monastries and other religious heritage sites. Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Kings College Chapel, Kirk of St. Nicholas and St Machars Cathedral...view more