Aberlady Church

Discover the history of Aberlady Church

Aberlady Church

Aberlady, Scotland EH32 0RQ, United Kingdom

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Tour Information

Medieval churches and monasteries are key features of the British landscape, contributing to local identities and sense of place. This is certainly the case here in Aberlady which, archaeological and other evidence suggests, was an important location in North Britain throughout the Early Historic period. This has been a place of Christian worship since at least the 8th century and perhaps earlier. Since then, Aberlady has evolved over the centuries to the village we see today. We hope you will enjoy your visit.

Further Information
Information on each of the places included in the tour is given below. For even further information on the village, its facilities, heritage and church life please visit the websites below.


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What You'll See on the Tour

The 15th Century Tower The church we see today dates to about 1452 when the rubble-built square tower was built, conceivably as a watchtower originally.  It comprises a series of floors connected from the first floor by a magnificent spira... Read more
St Mary’s Chapel A pre-Reformation chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary - St Mary’s Chapel – is said to have existed in the church grounds when the 15th century church tower was built.  It is thought to have stood in the north... Read more
In the car park to the northwest of the church and overlooking Aberlady Bay, our links golf courses of Craigielaw, Kilspindie, Luffness and Gullane, and the Church Glebe, may be seen a series of five information panels interpreting Aberlady... Read more
Loupin - on - Stane, Aberlady Just to the west of the entrance gates to the church may be seen a set of stone steps. (See photo 21 in slider above) This platform is one of the best examples in Scotland of a Victorian `Loupin' on Stane' once... Read more
There are three monuments within the village Memorial Garden: the Memorial Stone, the Aberlady Cross reconstruction and a 16th century Venetian Well memorial to a Countess of Wemyss. (see photo 22 in slider above) The War Memorial The War M... Read more
The Market Cross is located on the north side of the main street running through the village. It dates from the 18th century, although the shaft is recorded as being a more modern replacement and the finial, which would have topped the monu... Read more
Luffness Carmelite Friary Lying within the woodland of Luffness estate to the east of the village, are the ruins of a 13th century Carmelite friary.  The friary at Luffness is first mentioned in 1335-6 but a recess containing an effigy of ... Read more


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