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Old St Peter's Kirk

Door open days

14 September 2019 (12 noon to 3pm)

15 September 2019 (12 noon to 3pm)

Highland - Caithness

Old St Peter's Kirk is one of the most iconic buildings in Caithness. Its importance was recognised nationally when it became a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Category A Listed building.

The area on which the church is built has been occupied since Viking times. There have been many additions to the church over the centuries until it was closed to worship in 1832. Although now roofless and in ruins it is still a hidden gem with a serene atmosphere of its own protecting secrets within its walls.

Please note: the graveyard has very narrow gravel paths in some areas and access to the inner church is stepped down with no handrails.  Every assistance will be given but there may be issues for those with impaired mobility to enjoy the entire venue.


Key Information

Building Date: c1220

The St Peter's Action Group will be leading tours and provide historical details about the church and yard along with a self guided information sheet

  • Wilson Lane
  • Thurso
  • KW14 8BN