One of the three monastic houses of the Valliscaulian Order founded in Scotland, all in the same year, 1230. The other two were Pluscarden in Moray and Ardchattan in Argyll . Nothing but the church remains above ground. It is a long narrow building, comprising an aisleless nave, transepts, and chancel. The plan is extremely interesting, as it represents the earliest form of Cistercian church in Britain. Much of the building was reconstructed in the fourteenth-sixteenth centuries, and a north chapel was added to the nave. The architecture of all periods is very beautiful. The north transept now forms the burial place of the Mackenzies of Kintail, and contains the fine monument of Sir Kenneth Mackenzie (died. 1541).
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