St Serf's Church and Dupplin Cross

  • Tron Square, Dunning, Perth and Kinross PH2 0RG



See where the 6th-century St Serf supposedly slew a dragon. This picturesque former parish church is said to mark the spot. Parts of it are 800 years old, and its layout shows how the Reformation of 1560 shaped worship.

The Dupplin Cross – a superb Pictish carving of the early 9th century – was re-erected here for its better preservation in 2002.

What to see and do

  • Admire the Romanesque architecture of the church, with its rare survivals of the medieval stone-carver’s art
  • Study the church layout – a fine example of a typical post-Reformation kirk, fitted out for Presbyterian worship
  • View the Latin inscription on the Dupplin Cross – it uniquely records the name of a Pictish king
  • Check out the wonderful examples of Pictish sculpture on the cross – most notably the finely carved figures
  • Learn of the close links between the kingdoms of the Picts, Scots and Northumbria from the decoration of the cross
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the church or try your hand at our colouring sheet

Opening times

30 Mar to 30 Sept:
Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun, 10am to 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)
Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm (last entry 12 noon).

1 Oct to 29 Mar:

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