Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Visit the turf covered remains of a ruined chapel, near where a fine Pictish cross-slab stood for 800 years.

Only the turfed footings remain of the medieval Hilton of Cadboll Chapel today. The site is best known for its fine Pictish cross-slab, which has had a fairly chequered history – erected in about 800 AD, it fell and was re-erected soon after. It stood until 1676, when it was cut off its base at ground level and reworked as an intended  grave marker.

The cross-slab depicts an extraordinary hunting scene, which is unusual in its depiction of a woman in the central position.

The original cross-slab can today be seen in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. A replica now stands at its former site at Hilton of Cadboll.