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Church of the Holy Rude

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St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED, Scotland
+44 1786 475275
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St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED, Scotland
+44 1786 475275
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Reviewed yesterday

The most interesting feature of this church is that it was split into two parts, with two congregations, during the Reformation!!

Thank mcateesphar13
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning Church, we could have spent all day there. Gothic style and dates back to 1100's and has served as the town's Parish since 1500's. James VI was crowned there as a baby, and John Knox preached there! It is the only Church outside of...More

Thank Alicat1964
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely, peaceful church with old and contrmporary stained glass, and an interesting history of split congregations. Photos allowed, though with contributions to make one feel righteous. Quick walk from the castle parking lot through the church cemetery, which many will find of more iterest...More

Thank Fletch W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great interior and a true historical feeling when you walk in church. The roof inside is amazing and there is a lot of information about this church where the earliest part of the church present dates from the 15th century, which is the second oldest...More

Thank Couple_H_A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church with an impressive history and peaceful ambience. I have visited twice, and both times a local welcomed me and had a chat. The Church of Scotland Sunday service is engaging, and I always find a hymn which resonates with me.

Thank myanmar2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are information sheets in lots of different languages (including Albanian, I noticed - not sure if those are used much but all credit for the effort) but they are two sides of A4 and not much information in them. There is a very large...More

Thank Lemmus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the church with my mum while we visited the area. It's a lovely walk up the cobbled hill from the centre and there is plenty of parking around with a small fee. The church is large with plenty of information sheets in all...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a few minutes walk from Stirling Castle, I highly recommend visiting this beautiful church. Its volunteers are very dedicated in keeping this place top notch. There are various translations of the history of the church ( including in Maltese!). We were lucky to be...More

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Church is very interesting and still being used. Pop over to the coffee shop/cafe across from the church for a bite. They have GF and great scones & light lunches.

Thank Prmcafee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Church is very well preserved and absolutely brimming with history. It's worth a visit just for the aesthetics, as it is an exquisite building, but you will get much more from your visit if you take the time to soak up the atmosphere and...More

Thank Emma M
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