religious buildings churches cathedrals etc in Dumfries & Galloway
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Churches & Cathedrals in Dumfries & Galloway

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in Dumfries & Galloway...





Dumfries & Galloway Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

Dundrennan Abbey

Dundrennan, Dumfries and Galloway, 6 miles (10km) southeast of Kirkcudbright, on A711
Tel: 01557 500262

Historic Scotland. A Cistercian house founded in 1142 by King David I. Mary, Queen of Scots, stopped here in 1586 on her flight to England. Transepts (early Gothic style) and west wall are still standing. Remains of chapter house with its beautiful cinquefoil arched doorway between two windows.

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Glenluce Abbey

On minor road two miles (3km) northwest of the village of Glenluce on the A75, Dumfries and Galloway     Tel: 01581 300541

Impressive ruined Cistercian monastery, founded around 1190, set in tranquil valley. 16th century Chapter house with part of original tiled floor and water pipes still in place. Visited by Robert the Bruce, James IV and Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Sweetheart Abbey

Seven miles (11.3km) south of Dumfries and Galloway in the village of New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, on A710     Tel: 01387 850397

Historic Scotland. Founded in the 13th century as a Cistercian abbey. Beautiful red sandstone ruins. Named Sweetheart because Dervorguilla, wife of John Balliol, carried his embalmed heart around for 22 years after he died, then had it buried with her at the high altar.

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Whithorn Priory

At Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway, on A746     Tel: 01988 500700

Historic Scotland. Site of the first Christian church in Scotland, founded by St Ninian in the 5th-century. It became the cathedral church of Galloway. Romanesque doorway, ruins. Visitor's Centre and museum with collection of early Christian stones. Archaeological excavation-Whithorn Dig-open to visitors.

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Lincluden Collegiate Church

At Abbey Lane on western edge of Dumfries and Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway (A75/76)

Historic Scotland. Remains of 1389 church with beautiful chancel and monumental tomb of Princess Margaret, daughter of Robert III.

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St. Ninian's Chapel

Four miles from Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway, on A750 at Isle of Whithorn, five minute walk from the pier.

13th century chapel thought to be where St. Ninian landed.

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