East Church, Cromarty

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See 18th-century architecture at East Church. Originally built as a place of worship for the Church of Scotland, the church features Reformation-era designs. Enter to view the austere interiors, and explore its halls to immerse yourself in the building's history. The church is no longer used for worship, so you can visit any time. East Church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Cromarty Edition.
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  • The church, which has not been used for worship since 1998, has been very well preserved by a charity I have never heard of but who clearly know their business. There is information on boards and in b...  more »
  • We were just wandering through Cromarty when we came across the East Church. The exterior was interesting, but the interior was very special and in great shape. They have an extensive description of i...  more »
  • Cromarty is a delightful little town anyway but the East Church was most unexpected. Disused now but one of the most evocative buildings of its type we have seen in terms of a lifestyle now gone. The ...  more »
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  • Stunning historic building, full of beauty and peace that is fortunate to have much of its history throughout the ages intact. The box pews are fascinating, especially exploring the detail - the larger pews at the front for the more affluent to the smallest at the back for the poorest. To the fixings for the pew doors and the painted numbers on the pews. The painted box pew is just beautiful. Even the coat hooks from different periods are charming. A real hidden gem and definitely worth a visit.

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