So the last of the first three is Dunkeld Cathedral, another Church of Scotland, not actually a cathedral.
|Photo credit:Dr Richard Murray / Dunkeld Cathedral /|
Dunkeld is another partially ruined medieval cathedral. The choir is still roofed and in use as church, while the nave has lost it's roof, but the walls of the nave and aisles still stand, as does the unruined bell tower. The cathedral contains the tomb of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan (d. 1405) with a fine effigy.
This is again a place that, while interesting, is not interesting enough to attract me to Dunkeld. I like ruins, and these look nice, but as a Cathedral it just doesn't do that much for me. The tomb effigy looks interesting, but it's not an uncommon attraction.
In the end I think that while it is more attractive than St Moulag's, the heraldic ceiling of St Machar's is a bigger draw. So the list now stands at:
1. St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen
2. Dunkeld Cathedral
3. St Moluag's Cathedral, Lismore.
Up next: Dunblane Cathedral