Restenneth Priory

Forfar, United Kingdom

The earliest masonry at Restenneth Priory dates to the 1100s, Alexander I had the annals of Iona transferred to the priory in the 1100s, and Robert the Bruce buried his young son Prince John here in the 1300s.



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Forfar, United Kingdom
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Daniel Tuck (5 months ago)
Very small, but that was fortunate as although Google says it’s open 24 hours the gate said it closes at 5:30 and I got there at 5pm. And it was raining. Still a pleasant enough 10 minute wander
Paula Bull (16 months ago)
Beautiful, well kept. A short walk from the car park
Sarah Takahashi (17 months ago)
Restenneth Priory was a monastic house of Augustinian founded by Jedburgh Abbey with the patronage of King Máel Coluim IV (Malcolm) in 1153, with speculation that it was built on the former Pictish church dedicated to Saint Peter by King Nechtan mac Der-Ilei of Circinn (ancient Kingdom). Now in a ruinous state, the Priory was once built in a square around a cloister with refectory, dormitory, choir, nave, tower and spire.
John Dall (19 months ago)
Beautiful spot, but go on the weekend when the nearby council depot isn't working as you can hear the diggers if the wind is in the right direction. Otherwise its a lovely quiet restful place.
Alistair Muir (2 years ago)
Lovely example of a Scottish Priory, well kept grounds, small capark only three or four spaces. Limited access for wheel chairs to the site. A free to visit Monument
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