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Admire the monumental tombs of a ruined chapel that served a mighty castle and medieval parish.

All that remains of St Mary’s Chapel at Rothesay today is its ruined chancel, built in the early 1300s. Its construction reflects the growing importance of northern Bute in this period, following the establishment of Rothesay Castle in the 1100s.

A pair of fine canopied tombs stand inside the chancel. A coat of arms on the knight’s tomb indicates he was connected by blood to the royal house of Stewart. It’s possible that Robert II built the tomb for one of his ancestors – or for himself, though he is buried elsewhere.

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