Dunglass Collegiate Church

  • Near Cockburnspath, East Lothian



Admire the handsome sandstone at this church of the 1400s, containing some fine carved stonework. 

Dunglass Collegiate Church was founded in the 1440s and dedicated to St Mary. It was a point of strategic importance during the ‘Wars of the Rough Wooing’ in the 1540s, fell out of religious use at the Reformation in 1560, and was converted into a farm building in the early 1700s. 

The cross-shaped church today stands remarkably complete. It retains its stone-slabbed roof, with some fine embellishments inside. It’s built in an attractive pink-hued sandstone, surrounded by landscaped parkland. 

Opening times

Open year-round and free to visit.

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