Monday, 5 October 2009

Top photo shows location of Balmerino on south side of River Tay and bottom photo shows remains of the abbey.

Middle photo is the remains of the cellar of the abbots house: middle left the cross standing on the site of the high alter, and burial place of Queen Emengarde at the end of what was the nave: and right is the massive Spanish chestnut tree aged about 400 years.

Top left in this collage is the wooden cross marking the spot of the high alter and the desecrated grave of the founding Queen. The others are of various parts of the standing ruins showing their supports.
These ruins are now owned by The National Trust for Scotland.
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9 comments:

Jedediah said...

I would love to go exploring there. Lovely shots.

Gail said...

I would love to visit this place.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and history of the ruins. Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

susieofarabia said...

What a cool place - it would really be neat to explore there. So historical!

magiceye said...

that indeed was lovely

LadyFi said...

Love the ruins - very atmospheric.

Arija said...

Great ruins and the fencres don't look any stabler than they do. You must have law abiding citizens to be kept out by them. Nice post.

Gattina said...

Very interesting to read about these ruins, I hope they will stay for a long time !

wncmountainliving said...

Always enjoy seeing scenic photos of your country - hope to visit some day!