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Beauly Priory

Beauly Priory

Historic Site, free entry

Contact

Historic Scotland

01667 460 232

Address

Beauly,
Inverness-shire,
IV4 7BX

Details

Beauly Priory was founded around 1230 by monks of the Valliscaulian order. They came from their mother house in Burgundy, in France, and settled beside the Beauly River, at the place where it enters the Beauly Firth. They were invited to do so by the lord, Sir John Bisset. And there their successors lived for the next 300 years, until the Protestant Reformation of 1560 brought their cloistered and contemplative life to an abrupt end. Today their legacy lives on, in their pretty, tree-fringed abbey church, roofless but otherwise largely intact.

Opening details

Summer:
1 April - 30 Sept: Daily, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Winter:
1 Oct - 31 March: Daily, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NH 527464  Lat: 57.48453 Long: -4.45862

Parking: free