Fortrose Cathedral, Fortrose

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#4 of 9 in Historic Sites in Ross and Cromarty
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. Plan to visit Fortrose Cathedral during your Fortrose vacation using our convenient Fortrose trip planner.
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  • We were here looking for Dolphins and when we saw a signpost to the Cathedral we stopped by to have a look. We walked around it and took some photos, very well kept grounds.  more »
  • Interesting history behind these ruins. Would have been a beautiful building in its day. Worth a visit.  more »
  • It is the ruins of a 12th-century cathedral, with modifications in later centuries, mainly highlighting the construction in brownstone, surrounded by a super green garden, with some graves. Located in the Centre of the village, your visit is free. Very nice and relaxing place.
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