21 Mar Cramond Kirk wedding venue
Cramond Kirk wedding venue lies on the East of the River Almond. Only 4 miles north west of the centre of Edinburgh the place retains a village atmosphere, and lies just yards from the very worthwhile Cramond Inn.
Sometimes I’m pried from my desk editing wedding films to go on jaunts around Edinburgh. So sunny as it was today I joined Jen and her mum on a walk from our flat to Cramond Kirk to stretch out these weary legs.
I took this photo on my fiancé’s HTC Desire phone – a first for me – and touched in a little in Photoshop. The results we surprisingly good for a camera phone!
Just a short bus ride from the city centre, people in-the-know are draw to the area for its beautiful walks along the Almond, the shoreline of the Firth of Forth and Cramond island, sitting ¾ of a mile into the Forth. You canÂ access the island via the tidal causeway but it’s worth checking the times online, if you’ve chanced it like I have it can be wet getting back. The Shetland ponies just a mile up the River Almond, next to the Cramond Brig are worth a visit too!
I read the Church site has been a continual place of worship for at least 1400 years. Between 140AD and 142AD The Romans built a fort at Cramond, and by about 600AD a chapel had been established on the site of part of the Roman fort. This in turn has been developed into the current Cramond Kirk. The building you see today was built in 1656, reusing a tower from the 1400s. There have been at least three rounds of rebuilding and renovation over the intervening centuries