Thursday, 20 January 2011

Beauly Priory - 10

Take a moment to imagine the ‘beautiful place’ where monks of the Valliscaulian order came to build their priory around 800 years ago.

Close to a series of bends in the river the monks would have found little more here than a chapel and isolated farmsteads. Tis was not just a pretty spot but somewhere with good agricultural land and excellent fishing that would be able to support a community of up to 20 monks, as well as the lay brethren who undertook their agricultural work and other duties.

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