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Church of the Holy Rude

St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED, Scotland
+44 1786 475275
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St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED, Scotland
+44 1786 475275
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I decided to visit this Church in time for the morning service and were glad we did. It was such a pleasure to worship in a place of so much history and significance and be so welcomed by a lovely congregation. It...More

Thank Widget67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, accessible (next to Old town jail ish) - can't miss it at all! Love it for they included so many languages on guides!

Thank Celian1224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely medieval church used for the coronation of James VI. Great wooden ceiling and stained glass windows. Also interesting to walk through the adjacent cemetery, with some stones dating to the 16th c.

Thank ShowMeSomething
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the castle we went into the old town and were glad we visited this beautiful Church with its wonderful windows and long history.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is not that huge compared to other churches but it is grand. Strolling around the back led us to a cemetery, and a resting place on top of a big rock with lovely views of the cemetery, the castle from afar, ruins and...More

Thank 724silverg
Reviewed 13 May 2017

A lovely place to have rest ,so peaceful.Beautfuly kept graveyard at the back of the church.The hill up to the Castle and the Church is pretty steep .as is the Wallace monument

Thank Tamers1970
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Holy Rude...Holyrood...same thing, rude/rood means cross and you will be if you fail to take the time to look round here. It's just down from the Argyll Lodgings and you can't miss it. This church is the second oldest building after the castle and although...More

Thank tyketyke
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The church looks very old and large from outside, but it does not prepare you for the 'tardis-like'interior with its sense of grandeur and awe. There is a lot to see and learn, including about the church's part in royal history. If you enjoy history...More

Thank janice6_fisher
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We didn't go inside, so I can only review the outer areas. The graveyard is fabulous, with a stunning view point. If you like old graveyards, I'd definitely go look round. We spent a couple of hours and watched the sun go down. The views...More

Thank FionaR1972
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Came upon this church as we walked the old town after visiting the castle. What a find! The current structure dates from the early 15th century and James VI is said to have been crowned here, making it the only standing church outside of Westminster...More

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