Now famous as a location for the TV series 'Outlander'.
The sacred heritage of Scotland stretches back thousands and thousands of years.
There are tribal Celts, ancient face painted Picts, Roman conquerors and audacious Vikings. Monarchs and warriors, clansmen, explorers, philosophers and inventors have all left their mark on this wonderous land and it's buildings. Mysterious standing stones, rugged castles, fortresses and industrial engineering all sit side by side with churches, chapels, abbeys and cathedrals.
You can even sleep in churches, with some wonderfully created visitor accommodation across Scotland.
Relive the past and witness the wondrous monuments that today proudly tell their stories.
Join us on our exploration of sacred Scotland.
The Cathedral is a fine example of a fortified kirk, with twin towers built in the fashion of 14th century tower houses and now with spires added in the 15th century.
A small church and what appears to be a monastery were built in the 11th century, one of the most sophisticated medieval ecclesiastical buildings to survive in the Northern Isles.
Queen Victoria's personal attendant, John Brown was buried in Crathes Kirk graveyard, along with others who served here. Some have headstones with personal epitaphs from Victoria.
The chapel stands after seventy years, as a reminder of a faith that flourished in adversity, and as a memorial to the genius of its Italian prisoner of war builders.
One of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings, Rosslyn Chapel has been in the ownership of our family since its foundation in 1446 and is still used today as a place of worship.
Hitting the Nevis range, weather systems from the Atlantic make Fort William one of Scotland’s wettest corners, so many tourists look for shelter at Duncansburgh Macintosh church in the town of Fort William.
Completed in 1975 the church is shaped like the prow of a ship. The reliquary containing the forearm of St Valentine arrived in Glasgow via a donation from a wealthy French Catholic family in 1868.
Consecrated in 1876 as the Cathedral of the Isles, this is the smallest in Britain and an architectural gem.
From the rugged wilds of the Cairngorms in Scotland and the ancient woodlands of the New Forest in southern England to the golden shores of the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales, all of our National Parks are truly special places.
The changing waves and natural or manmade causeways mean that timing is everything. For a few hours each day, low tide reveals a strip of land allowing access to these remotest of churches.
Discover 200 miles of pilgrim trails in the west of Scotland. With a raft of beautiful village churches, ruined chapels on hidden hillsides, and a handful of holy wells with which to quench your thirst.
Ten of our favourite mountain churches. Sheltered in hidden valleys underneath our highest mountains, offering places of comfort after a day exploring the surrounding fells.
The Tyne Valley is known for its fine concentration of early churches, many built with stones recycled from the wall, arguably the best surviving concentration north of the Alps!
Is your accommodation search spiralling out of control? Got an over-arching love of stained glass? Staying in a converted Scottish church might be just the ticket for you.
Pack your bags and take an electric road trip to see what you can find and uncover new hidden gems. Come and explore our glens by bike, or walk high up into the hills for stunning views.
You can travel to Scotland seamlessly from the rest of the UK and from overseas, with regular road, rail, ferry and air links to Scotland's incredible destinations. When you arrive, you'll find there is easy access to all regions, and with a little more careful planning, you can reach the beautiful yet more remote areas and islands.