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The best things in life come at a premium either in effort or price and so it is with St Blaine's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
Manchester, United Kingdom
A visit to my favourite place

I have been coming to st Blanes for over 50 years and never get tired of it. Such a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Dunagoil | Kingarth, Rothesay PA20 9LX, Scotland
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All reviewssingle track roadpeaceful placekilchattan bayshort uphill walkup hillspecial placesouthern tiplovely walkholy islandfarm landviews are stunningtake your timeisle of arransteep climbhistorical informationwell worth the tripworth a visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best things in life come at a premium either in effort or price and so it is with St Blaine's. First of all is the 2.5 mile trip down a narrow road off the West road, mind, these are Bute miles and seem very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to st Blanes for over 50 years and never get tired of it. Such a pleasant peaceful spot

Thank Emurichards
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Not to be missed, a most tranquil place to visit. Of historical interest as well as a lovely spot to sit and watch the sky. A trip to St Blane’s Is always on our island itinerary.

Thank Rosie O
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We thought we might have gotten lost on our drive to the site - but perseverance is key! After making it to the summit, the views alone are really quite delightful. The different elements of the ruins have been very clearly sign-posted, with descriptions, so...More

Thank D0n_Guerr
Reviewed 3 June 2018

It’s only a short detour off the main road and 10 minute easy walk to get there. Terrific views worth the trip. It also gave a perspective of early life in Rothesay. Well described by plaques across the site.

Thank Marcella B
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth the trip down a single track road then a short walk uphill. The ruins are set in a quiet glade in their own walled area and are remarkably well preserved. Setting is quite unique, enhanced by the spring gorse, and remarkably peaceful. Beyond...More

Thank AnotherBigYin
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Great plce to visit. peaceful you can understand why it was chosen for a abbey. Take your time with the hill it is steep but short. The chapel is justround the corner from where you cant see the path from the road. no real wheelchair...More

Thank Graham I
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

An unusual place with a odd aura but pleasantly comforting and silent. Nowhere else like it. Try to visit when other people there.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Went with a few friends on this visit. Very easy to get to and a short uphill walk from where you park your car. I think a bus stops there as well. Some friends did a longer walk approahing the site from the opposite direction....More

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A walk up the hill from the bus turning area and you’re at the chapel. Being December, it was a bit muddy in places but it was expected. The views from there are stunning. It’s nice to walk around the ruins and try to picture...More

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Julie D
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Any place on Bute from Rothesay is really no more than about 15 miles but you will need either a car or bike to get there unless you like the walking. It is well worth the effort to go and experience the location. About... More