Made famous by the DaVinci Code, especially the film. Afterwards the preserving group has been able to fund an interpretive center and so many needed repairs, so they are very grateful to author Dan Brown. No photography allowed inside, so onlyoutside photos, alas. It was originally built as a Roman Catholic chapel, but is now Scottish Episcopal.
The church, built by Sir William St. Clair, was never finished. He died in 1484, and the work had been ongoing for almost 30 years by then. Only the altar and choir area had been completed, and that became the functional church. It was boarded up during the Reformation; no one was allowed to worship there. The carving inside is truly amazing