Fortrose Cathedral, Fortrose

#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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  • Set behind the High Street in the village of Fortrose the cathedral is an OK place to visit but not worth going out of your way for. Best part is it is free!  more »
  • Very cool ruin's. Worth a visit themselves but if you can also time your visit with the St Boniface fair then its doubly worth a visit! A lovely little village to visit too.  more »
  • On the day we visited they were having a fayre day and stall holders were dressed in old fashioned clothes.the cathedral was interesting although the roof was gone.ancient graves in grounds. Nice vill...  more »

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