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This magnificent cathedral founded in 1160 in one of
Europe’s major historical cities used to be the largest
church in Scotland. Thousands of pilgrims travelled
here to pray at the 31 altars. Sadly it is now in ruins.
The remains of the church dedicated to Scotland’s
patron saint include portions of the east and west
gables, the south wall of the nave and parts of the choir
and south transept. Some of the domestic ranges of the
priory have also survived. The museum houses a wealth
of fascinating relics including a unique sarcophagus
dated around AD 900.

The cathedral was founded in 1160 as a replacement
to the 12th-century Augustinian church of St Rule, and
was consecrated in 1318. The precinct walls are the
finest surviving examples in Scotland, and were built in
1520. Nearby are the remains of the square St Rule’s
Tower, which has a Northumbrian look about it.

 

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