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Fortrose Cathedral, Fortrose
(3.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
Amid the shrubbery, expansive lawns, and gravestones sits Fortrose Cathedral, the impressive ruins of a 14th-century cathedral. The eerie site is quiet and moody, preserving what's left of the Episcopal seat of the medieval Scottish diocese of Ross. The cathedral was built of red sandstone, evidenced by the chapter house and nave's south aisle that still stand today. The masonry is impressive: notice the fine stone vaulting and elaborate window tracery. After the Scottish Reformation the site continued to be used as a church for the town but eventually fell into disrepair in the 16th and early 17th centuries. To visit Fortrose Cathedral on your trip to Fortrose, use our Fortrose trip itinerary builder.
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  • Small place easily accessible by bus from Inverness. Some nice shops and cafe in the village and the cathedral is a lovely open space and a free site 
  • This is a beautiful drive from Inverness and a short one. There is free parking right at the entrance to the cathedral. Fortrose Cathedral was an important church before the Scottish reformation and M...  more »
  • Who knew?! This was totally unexpected and a lovely find. Nice to wander and read the various information boards. Very photogenic