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Beauly Priory

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Address: Beauly, Scotland
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A well preserved ruin of an old monastery church. This is the only thing left standing. Mary Queen of Scots visited there. Lots of history in Scotland, love it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't planned to visit the priory but while we were in Beauly we thought we would pop in. There isn't really a great deal to see other than some walls and some grave stones that were put throughout the main areas after the destruction of the building. Wouldn't make a special journey to visit.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

A well preserved ruin of an old monastery church. This is the only thing left standing. Mary Queen of Scots visited there. Lots of history in Scotland, love it.

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely Priory ruins just off the main drag through Beauly. Worth a look for the gravestones and the remarkably impressive long nave(?) of the priory which remains standing tall and red against what is usually a grey lowering sky. Well kept and informative signs guide you through the ruins--great examples of Piscinae to let you imagine the church services back... More 

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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a nice piece of history to visit. I always find it intriguing when buildings that used to have purpose and significance end up having graves put within them. The grounds are a nice walk, and the various angles from which you can see the priory differ greatly. It is nice that much of it is still intact. I... More 

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Warwick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Beauly is a short drive from Inverness. There are a few interesting shops, but the main reason I visited was to see the remains of Beauly Priory. I parked at the opposite end of town at Braeview Park, which is free. It was a short walk through town to the Priory. The ruins are free and have a few plaques... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Easy walk from restaurants and center of town, near Beauly River. Historical plaques explain history of the priory.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Beauly is a small village - if you were driving through, blink sand you may miss it. The Priory is certainly a must see whether you are passing through or visiting Beauly. The Priority dates from 1230 and was thought to be originally dedicated to the Holy Cross, and whilst a ruin, parts of the priory still stand and can... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I love old buildings and if you are in Beauly you simply have to go and have a look around this one, to have a little gem like this on your doorstep is a real treat

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Free entry into a fascinating place of interest, yes it's a ruin but it's a step back in time, don't get a fright when you look into the crypt !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If in Beauly well worth the detour, Historical ruin in lovely riverside setting. Nice town too with good shops.

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