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Overview

Discover a holy spring where medieval pilgrims sought cures for eye ailments.

The surviving monument at St Triduana’s comprises an unusual hexagonal chapel and wellhouse, named for a Pictish saint said to have been blinded and martyred in the AD 500s. Holy water from a spring here was believed to cure eye ailments.

The surviving building’s inventive form marks it out as a remarkable piece of 1400s Scottish architecture. As it was built on the orders of a king, its high profile may have made it an early victim of the Reformation in 1560.

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