St Bridget's Chapel - Dalgety Bay, Fife
From a height of about 110 feet (34 metres) from over the beach.
Looking towards the north these show the ruins of St Bridget’s Chapel
on the shoreline of the Firth of Forth at the eastern edge of Dalgety Bay.
The chapel was built before 1170 and was used until about 1830.
It was owned by the canons of Inchcolm Abbey on the island just over a
mile away to south-east.
The chapel was reshaped by the Protestant Reformation in 1560 or thereabouts and again
in the early 1600s by the addition of an upper floor (on the left as we look) for the
use of the Chancellor of Scotland and his family. He liked a bit of comfort when
he worshipped, seemingly.
It fell out of use in 1830. The congregation moved to a new site and the bell was moved
along the coast to Aberdour.
The chapel is cared for by Historic Scotland and entry is free.
From 120 feet (37 metres) and a little offshore you can see in this image the very
close proximity of the kirk to the gardens of the houses in the eastern end of
A footpath runs between the kirk and the houses and part of it can just be
seen in the back right in these photographs.
Although entry is free, close access by car or by wheelchair is a little tricky.