Fortrose Cathedral

[Remains of Fortrose Cathedral]

You have to pass through Fortrose on the way to the famous dolphin-spotting location of Chanonry Point. If the tides aren't quite right, or you want a break after an unsuccessful hour of watching, take a few moments to visit the attractive red building of Fortrose Cathedral. You might first wonder how something as small as this ever qualified as a cathedral, but in reality you're only looking at a small portions of the original structure: namely the north choir range (dating to the 12th century) and the south aisle and chapel, once connected by the main body of the cathedral itself. Despite the incompleteness of the surviving ruin, you can still get an appreciation for this place's former glory.

[The clock tower behind the cathedral is a more modern addition, built after the Reformation]

Name: Fortrose Cathedral ☆☆☆
Location: Fortrose town centre, G.R.: NH 727565 / fragment fully uppermost
Open (2017): Daily, but you may have to collect the key from nearby first
Cost: Free

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