Nigg Old Church & Pictish Stone

Church in Easter Ross & Black Isle

Nigg Old Church & Pictish Stone

This lovely old church houses what has been described as ‘the supreme masterpiece of Pictish art’ – an intricately-carved, eighth century cross slab. The stone is carved with Pictish symbols and Christian imagery and is one of a series of large and spectacular Christian monuments that bound the Tarbat peninsula, centring on what was a major Pictish monastery at Portmahomack. The quality and skill of the carving making this one of the finest crosses of its period in all of Europe. The church itself is around 400 years old, but the site has been used for Christian worship for at least 1200 years. It has, to this day, an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity

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Visiting Nigg Old Church & Pictish Stone


Church open 10am-5pm,

April – October.

Address: Nigg Stone Nigg Tain IV19 1QR United Kingdom
Duration: 20 minutes

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