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St Columba's Chapel

The Braigh | Point, Stornoway, Scotland
+44 1851 870906
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Nice old church ruins with old gravestones

This is an uncrowded ancient church ruins with gravestones from the 1400s. We enjoyed basking in... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
sgphoto
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Grand Junction, Colorado
A short drive from Stornoway

A few minutes drive from the centre of Stornoway takes you to St. Columba's chapel. A fascinating... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
WanderingFungi
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Israel
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The Braigh | Point, Stornoway, Scotland
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"short walk"
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is an uncrowded ancient church ruins with gravestones from the 1400s. We enjoyed basking in the location and the obvious part that Christianity played in the lives of the scottish people. It's a short walk from a small parking area just off the road.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

A few minutes drive from the centre of Stornoway takes you to St. Columba's chapel. A fascinating ruin in a most beautiful setting. Interesting restoration work has been carried out and is still in progress and there are various artifacts worth examining. Park on the...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We stumbled upon this en route to the lighthouse and were glad that we took the time to park and take the short walk to this lovely church. A highlight for me was the grave of one of the Knight's Templar. Exhibits were well signed...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great little chapel, lots of information too on the chapel and the surrounding area. Parking a couple of minutes walk away. Nice views and beach & cliff top walk also worth doing.

1  Thank Cassie1720
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

At the end of a crofting road you can park and it is a short walk to this ancient ruin. Well signposted overlooking Broad Bay.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited on a windy day, with rain going sideways. This is a nice chapel and the weather added nicely to the feel of the place. A good cemetery to wander through as well. Parking is a bit iffy, so plan accordingly. The walk from nearby...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I happened on this by chance having stopped at the cemetery to see the Commonwealth War Graves. It's been tenderly restored in some places and generally tidied for visitors. The relics in the church were very interesting and the whole place had a feel off...More

Thank jmdcat
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Fantastic piece of history, at a really beautiful spot. Accessible by car with carpark next to it. Information boards provide background. As with many other places on this wonderful island, you can just stand and soak it all in.

Thank tardis395
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The ruined chapel is rather badly signed but a visit is very worth while. The highlights are the carved grave slabs which are protected from the elements (but not from birds!) in part of the church. There's a knight in armour, a beautifully carved memorial...More

Thank Jane A
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Those who have rescued this piece of history should be praised. We spent an enjoyable hour mooching around the site learning from the thoughtfully placed information guides

Thank Lisa M
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JanefromSomerset
15 February 2017|
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Thank you - 5 miles each way will be too far to walk in the time that we have.
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