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Fortrose Cathedral, Fortrose

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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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  • A ruined cathedral that goes back to the 1200's. After the reformation it became the graveyard and find it interesting to wander around looking at old tombstones Clearly Fortrose was a prosperous vill...  more »
  • I like these kind of things, find them infinitely interesting. lovely old building, would have been spectacular in its day. Interesting bit of history, worth a visit!  more »
  • Wow what a beautiful building this has once been. The history here can be felt as you walk around and feel the vibes here. This has been an immensely important religious place many years ago and the r...  more »