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Steeped in History

Founded by David 1 in 1100ad the Scottish headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller, .There are... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
craigluscar
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Great exhibition

This building is the old headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller in Scotland. There is a small... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
MarcusHurley
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Nestled in the heart of Torphichen, West Lothian, lies Torphichen Preceptory. Maintained by Historic Scotland the Preceptory is one of two examples to be found in Britain, the other is located in London. The earliest known records of its existence...more
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is right on my door step amazing building well looked after great place when researching history on the nights of st John information suitable for all age groups situated in a lovely rural village with a lot of other historic sights near by.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

If you are into Scottish history then this place is a must. Adjacent to the currently used church in the little village of Torphichen, West Lothian.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Founded by David 1 in 1100ad the Scottish headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller, .There are very good information signs and a site plan to let you see how it would have looked . It is shut at this time of year but it is still...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This building is the old headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller in Scotland. There is a small carpark shared with the church and the place is well signposted from the M9. The ticket office person was very helpful and knowledgeable. The interior of the building is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here during a summer concert at the adjoining church. It is a beautiful building with a lot of history. Worth it if you are passing

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ruby37
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A small fraction of what was once the centre and stronghold for the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in Scotland. The bell tower is all that is left standing but is still worth visiting. The neighbouring graveyard is also worth...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank kathinated
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I used to enjoy this great building when I was a child when Bruce worked there and let us local kids in free it's always tidy and very informative. There is no doubt you can feel the history

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank markthehonest
Reviewed 4 September 2016

There is a tremendous amount of history associated with the building which goes back to the 1100's. The caretaker is very knowledgable and the story boards in the building convey a great deal of information. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Torphichen Preceptory has been standing since the time of the Crusades. It's history is too important to summarise here. I remember doing a school project on the Preceptory and its links to the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. That's over...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank baronbreich
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stomped by as a fill after binging at Cairnpapple hill. I did not know just how close Scotland was to supporting the Hospitilares from the crusades. Well worth a visit if interested in these historical events

Date of experience: April 2016
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nikki2120
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Now it won't allow the full word an keeps subbing "preceptor". What a pathetic website this has become.
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