Things to see

There are a growing number of walks to follow in and around Stow.  Illustrated leaflets showing the routes are available to buy in the Stow Post Office shop.

Hstoric sites to visit in the vilage include:

  • the parish church, which dates from 1875
  • the ruins of the old church, which was in use from the 16th century to 1874 (although a church has stood on this site since its consecration in 1242)
  • the three span collection bridge which was built in 1655
  • the remains of the Bishop’s House which was the retreat of the Bishop of St Andrews in pre-Reformation times
  • Our Lady’s Well – where a chapel was sited – just to the south of the village and one of the oldest sites named in honour of the Virgin Mary anywhere in Scotland
  • the “Town Hall”, which opened in 1857 as a precursor to plans for the transformation of the village into a town
  • the new school which was opened in 2000
  • the former hosiery mill

Fireworks resized by Dougie JohnstonThere is also a wonderful bonfire and fireworks on Hogmanay – a village tradition!

2 Responses

  1. Nancy Findlater Cutway
    Nancy Findlater Cutway April 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm | | Reply

    Was there a property in Stow called Rosebank? In 1917 a family member died there age 21, with his mother present; both usually lived in Leith. Apparently he had congenital heart disease. Was there a tradition of visiting the St. Mary’s well to pray for healing? If not, what was Rosebank?

    1. stuart
      stuart April 30, 2016 at 1:39 pm | | Reply


      the best people to get in contact with are the /Stow Archive, who are on the website


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