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St. Ninian's Chapel is the spiritual heart of the Isle of Whithorn where it is located.

Some believe that St Ninian's Chapel on the Isle of Whithorn is on the site of St Ninian's original church, although most scholars now agree that it was actually inland at Whithorn. The most likely explanation for St Ninian's Chapel is that it was built some time in the 1300s to cater for the flow of seaborne pilgrims landing here en route to St Ninian's Shrine at Whithorn. It replaced a narrower chapel built perhaps a hundred years earlier.

About St. Ninian's Chapel

Historic Scotland: St. Ninian's Chapel
Whithorn Priory & Museum: St. Ninian's Chapel
Undiscovered Scotland: Isle of Whithorn
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Ninian
Wikipedia: Saint Ninian

Journey to St. Ninian's Chapel

St. Ninian's Chapel is located on the Isle of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway in southwest Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NX4836)

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Historic Scotland St. Ninian's Chapel website. General tourist information is at the Whithorn Tourism website.

Additional Photos of St. Ninian's Chapel

Descriptive Sign at St. Ninian's Chapel on the Isle of Whithorn
St. Ninian's Chapel on the Isle of Whithorn
Interior of St. Ninian's Chapel
Exterior of St. Ninian's Chapel


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