Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Explore a truly rare survival - an original parish church from the 1100s.

St Martin’s Kirk is a remnant of the century that saw the establishment of the present parochial system. It stands today as a fine Romanesque ruin.

John Knox may have attended services in St Martin’s as a boy. The church’s chancel was destroyed during the Protestant Reformation in 1560, of which Knox was the primary architect.