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The explanatory boards are rather short on context, so they tend to raise more questions than they answer. The whole place is not well maintained, so it all feels run down, as if nobody much cares about the poor old place.
Wonderful piece of 800 year old history - and the walls still standing despite Henry VIII's best efforts... you can feel history around you and wish you could time travel. Only thing I don't like is that the monks only prayed for their own salvation.......More
unexpected find, so had a walk around the grounds whilst filling in time. Good that story boards were available to give you an insite into the history of the place. Shame the locals have allowed the graffiti and rubbish (small amount) to remain.
But if you're in the area, definitely worth a short stop. Hard to see from the main drag, but it's right there in the center of Beauly. Free, and there's some graves from before 1500. This is Fraser lands so that might motivate the Outlander...More
Located in the village of Beauty, you will find a ruined church of a Valliscaulian Priory, founded in 1230.
It became a Cistercian home around 1510. After the Reformation the priority fell into disuse, it is said that stone was carted off for use in...More
We were staying near Beauly so stopped by to visit this historical site. A few plaques throughout tell you a bit of what you’re looking at. Some sections are cordoned off with chain link fence which detracts a bit from the vibe, but definitely worth...More