Church of the Holy Rude

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Church of the Holy Rude Began to be built in the early 15th century and still has its original oak roof beams. It is one of Scotland's finest medieval parish churches. The Reformation was far more extreme in Scotland, the destruction of medieval buildings more thorough. The Calvinists not only rejected ornaments in places of worship, but the churches themselves. The Holy Rude is one of the few medieval parish churches to escaped destruction, losing its ornamentation, but the basic fabric of the church survived intact.

Church of the Holy Rude

St John Street
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Stirling is most famous for the battle of Bannockburn but around the city are the sites of many battles fought from Roman times when southern invaders would drive the Scots into the hills North of Stirling that was land considered unconquerable and worthless. The city now has an interesting ancient quarter, the spectacular castle and the Wallace monument that are all worth visiting and also just outside the city the Blairgowrie wildlife park - Scotland's premier big animal wildlife zoo and adventure playground.