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Torphichen Preceptory

This site is closed, but you can still visit the exterior of the site. We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about our reopening plans: restarthistory.scot.

The tower and transepts of a church built by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the 13th century, much altered. Open 1st April- 30th September, weekends only

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This site is closed, but you can still visit the exterior of the site. We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about our reopening plans: restarthistory.scot.

 

Torphichen Preceptory is an unusual and fascinating glimpse into Scottish history.

Originally built in the 12th century around an existing church, it was then expanded the following century. The building encompassed a cruciform shaped church, with a nave, central tower, transepts and choir, whose tower and transepts remain, and a number of domestic buildings including a hospital. The church was extended again in the 1400′s , and a cloiste completed.

The church was associated with the Preceptory of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the 13th century. The Order maintained just two such establishments in Britain, the other being in London.

 

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Address

Torphichen Preceptory
Torphichen
EH48 4NB

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Opening Times:

Sat & Sun: 1pm- 5pm from the 1st April- 30th September

 

In Torphichen village. 1m on the B792 from A706

Getting Around:
If you're planning on visiting the Palace, Torphichen Preceptory and Blackness Castle, then buy your PLUSBUS ticket at only £2.30 for one day of unlimited travel, it is definitely worth while

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