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Surprised by Pictish history in quaint village

We were visiting nearby small seaside villages after a suggestion from the Tourist Office in... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Pam Q
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Adelaide, Australia
Very Historic

Visited for an hour primarily to see the very fine Pictish Cross Slab inside the church. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
DB812014
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Wick, United Kingdom
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8 Aug 2017
“Surprised by Pictish history in quaint village”
17 May 2017
“Very Historic”
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Nigg Old Church, in the Highlands of Scotland, is a fine example of a Scottish parish church and - since it houses a magnificent Pictish monument of the late eighth century, carved with Pictish symbols and Christian imagery - it is likely that it...more
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We knew that there was an interesting piece of Pictish art at Nigg Old Church before we took the wonderful tiny ferry from Cromarty, but were quite unprepared for the quality of the stone's carving or the superb presentation or the information on Scotland's social...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were visiting nearby small seaside villages after a suggestion from the Tourist Office in Inverness. A great surprise to find that not only were the villages well worth the trip but that the area has really interesting evidence of Picts including inside this quaint...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Visited for an hour primarily to see the very fine Pictish Cross Slab inside the church. Lots of information on the Cross Slab and Parish Church itself. Interesting and good example of an old Parish Church. Very peaceful place with lovely surrounding countryside typical of...More

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Highlander20, Trustee at Nigg Old Church, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Nigg Old Church and the unique Pictish Cross-Slab. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit, we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 7 January 2017

I am writing my review based on my wedding but would like to draw peoples attention to the historical importance of such an amazing building. I had spoken with Alan from the trust about getting married at Nigg Old Church and for a very reasonable...More

3  Thank Adrian M
Highlander20, Trustee at Nigg Old Church, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Many thanks for your very kind comments Adrian. We were very pleased to play a small part in your wedding here in Nigg. We wish you and Donna all the best for your future together and look forward to welcoming you back to Nigg Old...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were on a private tour from Inverness and went by Nigg Old Parish Church which is home to one of the finest surviving Pictish Cross-Slabs. The 1600's church itself isn't really notable having white-washed walls and a simple T design, surrounded by a cemetery....More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely interesting church but the highlight is the pict stone inside it. Amazing! If you can find it - worth a visit, as is the stone near Shandwick.

1  Thank DualFishy
Reviewed 14 August 2015

went to see the Pictish stone, which is beautifully displayed with great interpretation. The church itself is lovely, very welcoming, and the kirkyard very atmospheric. delightful walk by the burn close by.

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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Attractive T-shaped church of a pattern common in the 17th and 18th Centuries. This building is most noted for a very important Pictish carved stone displayed inside the Church. Entrance is free and there's adequate parking outside the graveyard. The rural population of the parish...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2014

We stopped to view the Nigg Stone which is held in Nigg Church on Sunday 5th October. The Church itself is beautiful in its simplicity with a wonderful stained glass window, a poor loft and the Nigg Stone - a Pictish cross slab of great...More

1  Thank dancingthesun
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Pictish history of NE Scotland is old (500 - 800 AD) and very mysterious and the old church at Nigg holds an amazing cross stone. At some point in the past it has been broken and Historic Scotland have done an amazing job restoring...More

2  Thank Rick M
Highlander20, Trustee at Nigg Old Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Thank you for your very kind comments about Nigg Old Church and our wonderful Pictish Monument. Nigg Old Trust the custodians of both the church and the monument raised a substantial amount of money to pay for the restoration and new display of the cross-slab...More

Reviewed 15 January 2014

Getting to the church was a little bit of a challenge (road markings and directions). the drive was definitely worth it. the building and churchyard had many historically interesting items. The "stone" was very nicely presented. I would recommend at least two hours to visit...More

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