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Beauly Priory, Beauly

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Take a walk around the grounds of Beauly Priory, the ruins of a Valliscaulian monastic community founded in 1230. Information boards throughout the property tell you about its history, including its period as a Cromwell fort in 1650. Several notable figures have visited the priory through history, including Mary Queen of Scots during her travels in the Highlands. John Keats was inspired to pen the poem "On Some Skulls in Beauley Abbey" near Inverness with his friend, Charles Brown, when he visited in summer of 1818. Put Beauly Priory into our Beauly trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Beauly.
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  • An interesting old ruin near the centre of Beauly. Closed at present. On,y possible to walk round the outer walls. Possibly open again once the Covid restrictions are totally removed.  more »
  • interesting piece of history in a lovely village. If your like me you'll definitely google something historical, to expand on something you saw at the Priory  more »
  • Lovely walk, amazing to look at. If you've kids or are young at heart there is also an interesting decorated stone hunt which is quite good fun.
  • A beautiful place to visit. Steeped in history and although it is found close to a busy thoroughfare it has a peacefulness about it that certainly makes it an appropriate final resting place for those that are interred here.
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