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Worth a Stop!

We saw these ruins driving out to Ettrick Bay and pulled over on the way back to have a look. Ended... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Bute Holiday

Well worth the quite tiring walk from Ettrick to kilmichael,you can do half of the walk to the car... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Charles S
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Upper Ettrick Farm Kilmichael | Unnamed Rd, Isle of Bute, Rothesay PA20 0QU, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We saw these ruins driving out to Ettrick Bay and pulled over on the way back to have a look. Ended up spending nearly an hour there- the kids loved it. Very sad to see the church in a ruined state but it's really beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Squither
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Well worth the quite tiring walk from Ettrick to kilmichael,you can do half of the walk to the car park and the following day perhaps walk from the Car park to Kilmichael if its to much all at once when you do get there ii...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charles S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

For the sake of accuracy - the Photos are of the old Parish Church of St. Colmac or Croc-an-rear, on the road to Ettrick Bay. The roof came down in the 1980s. Depopulation and lack of funds. The old Kirk is still of interest and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank WolverhamptonVideo
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stunning to see but so sad and alone. Abandoned but still with a hidden beauty this little chapel deserves a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank neill7
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not the easiest place to get to and certainly not for those who can not walk far. but once you get there it is a place of solitude and contemplation. Set in open country surrounded by trees and fields with only sheep for company. Worth...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Found by accident on way to Ettrick bay! Didn't realise the church had historical significance, but that was just ignorance on my part. Have driven past the site 4 or 5 times during stay on Bute. Not much information/history about site, but will rectify that...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank william f
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful ruins and very well kept, although it wasn't an intentional visit (we came across them while driving round the island) glad that we found them.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Karis M
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A short drive out of town but it is worth the trip so see this historic building. Unfortunately it was pelting down with rain at the time we visited so we did not stay as long as we would have liked.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Rob T
Reviewed 8 August 2016

On the way to Ettrick Bay you will come across this beauty, we stopped on the way back to admire it and take some pictures. It really is such a shame it is in ruins now, it would have been beautiful in its day. Nice...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Anne-Marie W
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It's a shame this beautiful church is ruined now; you can see how amazing it must have been in its former glory. An interesting walk, and a keen photographer will make much of its structural power.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Debs_A_H
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