Historic Scotland

Opening times

Summer: Open 9.30am to 5.30pm
Winter: Open 9.30am to 4.30pm

 

Overview

Enjoy the tranquility at the seat of the bishops of Ross – a beautiful red sandstone cathedral in a quiet square.

Fortrose Cathedral stands in a green square at the heart of Fortrose, edged by mature trees. Tradition holds that the diocese of Ross has existed since about AD 700.

The oldest part of the present ruins at Fortrose date from the 1300s. Only a small portion of the building remains upstanding, but it contains some fine architectural details – including outstanding stone vaulting and remains of the window tracery.