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Fortrose Cathedral

Cathedral Square, Fortrose, Scotland
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Nice ruin but not much to see and little information, also most of the ruin is fenced off. Looks... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian B
Forfar, United Kingdom
Breathtaking and mysteriously blessed.

I was fascinated by this place. You can feel the history of it and the Graves surrounding it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nova Scotia, Canada
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Cathedral Square, Fortrose, Scotland

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice ruin but not much to see and little information, also most of the ruin is fenced off. Looks good lit up at night but you won't miss much if you don't visit here.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fascinated by this place. You can feel the history of it and the Graves surrounding it. Great spot for pictures and to have a coffee and a lunch in hand.

Thank roakley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set behind the High Street in the village of Fortrose the cathedral is an OK place to visit but not worth going out of your way for. Best part is it is free!

Thank UncleDads
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very cool ruin's. Worth a visit themselves but if you can also time your visit with the St Boniface fair then its doubly worth a visit! A lovely little village to visit too.

Thank domo_leeds
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

On the day we visited they were having a fayre day and stall holders were dressed in old fashioned clothes.the cathedral was interesting although the roof was gone.ancient graves in grounds. Nice village campsite nearby.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

What a great ruin of a 13th century building looks to be well looked after and the people who live there extremely friendly

Thank oman987
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Practically in the middle of town, the ruins of the cathedral and choir are in a neat grassy space. A few boards explain things. At he heights of its glory it had a sizable group of canons here. Mary Queen of Scots is supposed to...More

1  Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Chapter house and the south nave aisle are all that remain of Fortrose Cathedral . The Cathedral was built in red sandstone but it was largely demolished in the mid-seventeenth century by Oliver Cromwell to provide building materials for a citadel at Inverness. I...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This would be a great place for a picnic. The ruins are interesting, though the interior of the cathedral has been fenced off to protect the monuments within. The grounds are beautifully maintained.

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The ruined cathedral is worth stopping at if you are passing and have time. It has good display boards explaining what you are seeing and just the right amount of information for a casual visitor.

Thank LizaC-Medlar
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22 June 2015|
Response from DodLT | Reviewed this property |
The last of the ebb and the first of the flood tide are alwqays thought to be the best time to catch fish. Thus I would suggest that this would also probably be the best time. But you could also check locally or on several... More