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Lost history?

OK Who built this? Looks Irish to me.Little graveyard attached. The church is outline only but... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
f2s
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Worth a wee walk around the town to see this unusual tower.

No one is really sure why this part-ruined tower was built and why it was for some time part of the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Kirkcaldylad
,
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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St Patrick's Street, Portpatrick, Scotland
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

OK Who built this? Looks Irish to me.Little graveyard attached. The church is outline only but well worth a look in the back of town.

Thank f2s
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

No one is really sure why this part-ruined tower was built and why it was for some time part of the local kirk. It is unusual in its shape so was it originally a lighthouse? Anyway, it is interesting for its shape and its place...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Some of the headstones are very old,but they tell a story and the history of the area. Most of the stones show the dates quite clearly and others are very crumbly but interesting just the same.

1  Thank lesleydougan
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Quaint little building, main tower intact, body of church has lost its roof , had a job to find entrance to the graveyard. Walked the perimetre of the walls looking through people's gardens , entrance is just off the main road next to a cottage...More

1  Thank Judith F
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The original church, steeped in history, nestled in the heart of the village and although a ruin you can visit and take pictures, it is very pretty

1  Thank fionadavidc
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

The ruins are not very extensive and there'snot a lot of information available about the building, but it is a plasant spot to spend som peaceful moments in attractiv surroundings

1  Thank Jane A
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I had to be told where to look to find this hidden gem. Ancient graveyard. The church had collapsed and gone. Just an old tower left really. Tranquil spot.

1  Thank Liz H
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This c17 church ruin is actually dedicated to St Andrew rather than St Patrick. It is possible to enter the churchyard, but there is no access to the roofless ruin. The round tower, earlier and possibly medieval, is visible from the town, but you could...More

3  Thank David H
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Another must see if your in the area! This ruin is tucked away and looks as if it's in someone's back garden but it's not. Accessible to the public and a little piece of history that simply must be seen

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Although this is just a shell of the old 17th century church, built on the site of a 16th century one, it is intriguing to discover its history as a lighthouse and a "Gretna Green " for the Irish in the 17th century

1  Thank Elvis210814
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