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Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling

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  • We didn't go inside, so I can only review the outer areas. The graveyard is fabulous, with a stunning view point. If you like old graveyards, I'd definitely go look round. We spent a couple of hours a...  more »
  • Came upon this church as we walked the old town after visiting the castle. What a find! The current structure dates from the early 15th century and James VI is said to have been crowned here, making i...  more »
  • The church and the graveyard are well worth it. We could have spent hours there. We learned a great deal and it was so beautiful. Well worth the time and it was free :) 
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  • Beautiful church, witness to important historical events. Friendly people will greet you and give you leaflets with explanations in tens of languages, including Hebrew and Yiddish (never seen anything like that!).Take time to walk in the nearby romantic and moving cemetery, and when in Stirling, after the Castle and this church, don't miss the Cambuskenneth Abbey in the fields at the exit of the town.
  • Its a beautiful church, historical and a 'must go' tourist point in Stirling. Really nice!
  • A very impressive church and the graveyard is well worth a walk around to. All the things you would expect in a church of this age and style, well worth a look.
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  • Next door to Stirling Castle, the Church of the Holy Rude offers a nice collection of (again) 17th and 18th century tombstones. The church itself (which is rather forgettable) was first established in 1129 by David I, but the current structures date from the 15th and 16th centuries. Of course, many elements are considerably newer, as is commonly the case with many actively maintained and used properties. Definitely drop by, however, to see the excellent (original) hammer beam ceiling (the church's most notable feature). You're not going to visit the Church of the Holy Rude by itself, but as a complement to Stirling Castle it's worth stopping by, especially if your trip to Scotland won't afford a trip to any other cemeteries. (If it does, however, I recommend the excellent Howff Burial Grounds in Dundee).