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“Beautiful spot in beautiful area”
Review of St Blane's Chapel

St Blane's Chapel
Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Rothesay
Certificate of Excellence
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot in beautiful area”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was a wonderful day in glorious sunshine. Got the bus from Rothesay to Kilchattan Bay and walked over the hill to St Blanes Chapel. A ruined Chapel in a peaceful surroundings with great atmosphere. Came back the long way on the West Island way to Garroch Head and Glencallum Bay. Quite rough in places but scenery is breathtaking. Back to Kilchattan Bay to complete the circle. Cafe there for coffees teas ice creams etc. Bus back to Rothesay. Paths are steep and rocky in places but quite well marked with posts but you need a good map to keep you right.

Visited July 2014
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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very interesting visit”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Lovely location and nice walk up to the chapel. Plenty of information on the history. Enjoyed seeing the brand new lambs on the way too.

Visited April 2014
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ontario
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942 reviews
481 attraction reviews
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“What a wonderful site.”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I spent hours exploring the site. I had the place to myself to waner anywhere I pleased. It is the most remakable mediaevil site I have ever visited wth its upper andlower graveyards.Its location is magical and well worth taking the slight detour off the main road and the short hill walk to reach it. Wonderful.

Visited May 2014
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Blyth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simply Magical”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This has got to be one of the most magical places I have ever had the privilege to visit. The location seems to have its own micro-climate and the views are spectacular. A MUST visit location if you are on The Isle of Bute.

Visited May 2014
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Larbert, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem. Perfect Solitude”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Hidden 2 miles down a single track road and beyond two farms, almost at the very southern tip of the Isle of Bute lies this place of peace, calm and solitude. It's worth every minute of the bouncy trek down the wee road and the 10 minute walk up the clear path to the ruins.
Parts of the church date back to the 6th century, but some of it is as late as 1896. Makes you wonder how this place began abandonned so quickly after standing for so long.

There are views over towards, the Firth of Clyde, Arran and a wee hill to the south east and in the warm sunshine, you could just sit on the lone bench all day recharging your batteries and enjoying this wee corner of Bonny Scotland. It's hard to imagine this was once the capital of Bute!

There are plenty of information signs to describe what the parts of church were used for and the path up to the site is very good, but maybe a little steep for those with mobilty issues.

Visited March 2014
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