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Church of the Holy Rude

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Address: St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED, Scotland
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US$595.52*
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Private Day Tour to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond from Glasgow
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Private Shore Excusrion to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond from Greenock

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Ancient church

Came upon this church as we walked the old town after visiting the castle. What a find! The current structure dates from the early 15th century and James VI is said to have been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 December 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Came upon this church as we walked the old town after visiting the castle. What a find! The current structure dates from the early 15th century and James VI is said to have been crowned here, making it the only standing church outside of Westminster Abbey to have held a coronation. Admission is free, but I would suggest a donation... More 

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Bulls Gap, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The church and the graveyard are well worth it. We could have spent hours there. We learned a great deal and it was so beautiful. Well worth the time and it was free :)

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were at my good friends daughter wedding in September 2nd sept 2016. We had a fantastic day. We have also been to family wedding to 2years previous. This church is beautiful. The church lady elders were very friendly and helpful. 😀

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Short walking tour of a medieval church steeped in colorful Scottish history, with magnificent architecture and beautiful stained glass windows, some construction dating to the 15th century (photos permitted, no admittance fee). A walk through the cemetery outside in the churchyard is also worth the time.

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Armathwaite, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had a little walk round this when doing a quick tour of the old city. Beautiful building having a little bit of restoration done on it. Lovely stained glass windows and a decent sized churchyard if that's your thing

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wonderful historic treasure. Warm welcome form volunteers. Drenched in history. Visit cemetery next to Church too and explore centuries of Stirling and Scotland's history within a couple of hours

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This 600 year old church is located down the hill a bit from the Stirling Castle. It is a medieval church and the name represents the Cross of Christ crucifixion. The Catholic mass is not celebrated any longer thanks to John Knox and other reformers who were led by the Holy Spirit of God and the Church of Scotland was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Oh my, this was such an interesting place to see. From the beautiful wooden beamed ceiling, to the very spot where King James I of Scotland was crowned, one can just imagine what it must have been like years ago. The cemetery is also worth exploring before wandering up to the castle.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The church has a mixed history, but the graveyard is an historical roller coaster, a must to wander through.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

James VI of Scotland, (James I of England) was crowned here as an infant. Interesting interior with a spooky graveyard.

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