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St Serf's Church and Dupplin Cross

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Address: Tron Square, Perth PH2 0RG, Scotland
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This picturesque parish church houses the nineth century Dupplin Cross, a...

This picturesque parish church houses the nineth century Dupplin Cross, a masterpiece of Pictish stonework.The 9th century Dupplin Cross is one of a few complete, free standing early medieval crosses that survive in Scotland.

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Simply INCREDIBLE! A MUST see when in Scotland.

St. Serf's Kirk (Church) is actually located in the village of Dunning which is a few miles southwest of the city of Perth. The church itself dates back to about 1200 and is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

St. Serf's Kirk (Church) is actually located in the village of Dunning which is a few miles southwest of the city of Perth. The church itself dates back to about 1200 and is quite lovely inside with some beautiful stained glass windows. The exterior is made of stone brick complete with a 75 ft. high Romanesque style tower with a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Free. Parking can be a bit tight. Well worth the detour - easy to get to when driving. A real re-located bit of history. Excellent carvings. Bigger than I thought it would be. Check opening hours. Interesting old graveyard and church but the cross is really quite special.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The exquisitely carved and historically extremely important Pictish Dupplin Cross is housed within a church containing stunning stained glass windows. The tours available from Historic Scotland guides provide all the details you could wish to know. I've repeatedly visited this amazing site.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Historical church and Dupplin Cross. Friendly and informative guides who give interesting talk about the meaning of the symbols on the cross and local history.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Stopped to take photo of church when the most engaging custodian appeared. She took us in to see the Cross and explained what the markings were and gave us its history. Then she explained the stained glass windows. First time we had heard about the symbols and colours. Very interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Called in at this lovely little chapel on a whim and am so glad we did. Our wonderful English Heritage Guide, Mirna, was fabulous. We were the only ones there and she took us into the church and told us all of the history of the church and the artefacts. She went through the carvings on the cross, pointed our... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

The church was built c1200, services ceased in 1974. The Dupplin Cross was erected here in 2002. Pictish it originally stood near Dupplin Castle overlooking Forteviot the site of a Pictish palace. It was probably erected by Constantine, son of Fergus, in the early 9th century and has servived well!

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My wife and I visited this Historic site as part of a day out in Perthshire. The Church building is extremely attractive and some parts of it date back to 1200. Inside the Church is an amazing Pictish Cross. It retains lots of it's original detail and is well worth a visit. The Historic Scotland site concierge (Paul) gave us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Helpful site manager and a nicely protected space in which to get up close and personal with an ancient and interesting carved piece of stonework

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We have been to Dunning in Perthshire not once but 3 times to see the magnificent Dupplin Cross. There is no doubt that we will go again and again. Gary Malcolm Historic Scotland's Monument Warden at St Serf's Church introduced us to this Pictish Cross and took great care in explaining the historical significance of the carvings on what is... More 

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