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Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling

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4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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  • This 600 year old church is located down the hill a bit from the Stirling Castle. It is a medieval church and the name represents the Cross of Christ crucifixion. The Catholic mass is not celebrated a...  read more »
  • Oh my, this was such an interesting place to see. From the beautiful wooden beamed ceiling, to the very spot where King James I of Scotland was crowned, one can just imagine what it must have been lik...  read more »
  • The church has a mixed history, but the graveyard is an historical roller coaster, a must to wander through. 
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Lovely church to visit
  • Well maintained. Easy to get the info. Beautiful.
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