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Fortrose Cathedral, Fortrose
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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Visited while we were in Fortrose anyway. Well maintained and nice to see but would not go out of my way to visit.
A great Cathedral although the original was even larger. Once the home of 21 Canons and 12 Vicars and Mary Queen of Scots apparently spent a week here in 1564. Cromwell and his army are supposedly str... read more »
A place full of history, a lovely place to contemplate the history of our forefathers, sit in the shade of the trees and enjoy.
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