St. Giles Cathedral has been a focal point for religious activity in Edinburgh for over 900 years, although the present structure that we see today can trace its roots back to the 14th century.
Due to its central location on The Royal Mile, St. Giles has become a popular tourist attraction and is an ideal stop-off point between excursions to the palace and the castle.
Melrose Abbey is located near the village of Melrose on the River Tweed. It was founded in 1136 as Scotland’s first Cistercian monastery and is famous for being the burial site of Robert the Bruce’s heart.
The abbey is managed by Historic Environment Scotland. Paid entry is available for all visitors but HES members can enter for free. Discover Melrose Abbey with this complete visitor guide.
The beautiful 12th-century Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow and it is the most complete medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland.
The cathedral is open to the public and is centrally located between the Glasgow Necropolis and St. Mungo’s Museum.
Iona Abbey – located on the Isle of Iona on the far south-west corner of Mull – was founded by St. Columba in AD 563.
The abbey is one of Europe’s oldest sites of worship and was an important burial site for Scottish royalty after the Scottish Reformation.
Today, Iona is a popular tourist destination that is accessible via ferry from the village of Fionnphort on Mull.
Dunfermline Abbey is located in the heart of Scotland’s ancient capital, where it’s best known as being the final resting place for many of the nation’s royals, including Robert the Bruce.
The abbey borders a large public park and is within a short walk of Dunfermline high street.
Discover Dunfermline Abbey in this guide, which includes an overview and detailed visiting information.
Inchmahome Priory is a ruined monastic sanctuary located in an idyllic setting on an island in the lake at Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire.
The historic attraction is managed by Historic Environment Scotland and is open to the public for self-guided tours.
Discover Inchmahome Priory with this complete visitor guide.