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Very peaceful.

Nice place to sit for a moment. The carved stones are worth looking at and it has a long history... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Sam T
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mini adventure by Iona Abbey

Interesting little building next to the Abbey. Great to keep a buildings archaeologist/architecture... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
SamCatPickle
,
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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This church, the oldest building on the island, is named after Oran, a convert who was buried alive to sanctify the church grounds.
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Nice place to sit for a moment. The carved stones are worth looking at and it has a long history within the site.

Thank Sam T
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Interesting little building next to the Abbey. Great to keep a buildings archaeologist/architecture enthusiast busy for half an hour.

Thank SamCatPickle
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I walked up to this to just have a look & I found it very nice & respectful, you can find the grave of John Smith MP here

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place took my breath away: it was a calm haven away from the crowds, and very interesting and beautiful inside.

1  Thank Sanne_PG
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

As it's next door to the Abbey and is surrounded by the cemetery it is difficult to avoid or understand why anyone wouldn't have look. Pretty basic interior but then that's how it would have looked way back when.

Thank DREW R
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

St Orans Chapel is one of the most calm of buildings I have ever been in. Although it is not big the atmosphere it generates is strange, it makes you think of what it must of been like hundreds of years ago and the life...More

Thank WakefieldJohnFC
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

People come here for the abbey, but this was my favorite place. It's one of the places that aren't overrun with tourists. There were birds cooing in the rafters when I was there. You can light candles. It's very peaceful, loving energy.

1  Thank jez09
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

A small very peaceful. 12c chapel. Early pilgrims were told to stop and pray to S. Oran before arriving at the Abbey to pray to St. Columba. Many Kings of the Isles and other important people are buried in the surrounding cemetery ncludibg the late...More

2  Thank Pauline H
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Just sit and relish the sense of history that pervades you was you take in the simple beauty. It is a much before the visit to the monastery.

1  Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a building beside Iona Abbey. The graveyard leading to the Chapel is a fascinating look at the history of the island and the MacCleans.

1  Thank Scotlover4546
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