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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
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
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
The Square, Bathgate EH48 4LY, Scotland
+44 1506 653733
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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.

Thank Bronxglenn
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

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

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

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

Thank Kath M
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

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.

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

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

Thank Gavin001
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I first got married in this fantastic setting ,the building is beautiful the stone work is outstanding and the history is amazing the grounds are so well kept and worth a wonder around.

Thank Ainslie H
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Response from baronbreich | Reviewed this property |
Now it won't allow the full word an keeps subbing "preceptor". What a pathetic website this has become.