We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

Earie but lovely and peaceful. Interesting place great looking around the beautiful old graveyard... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
via mobile
A special place

Others have described the situation of the chapel and the age and presentation of the amazingly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane A
Mallow, Ireland
via mobile
Read all 19 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average36%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“behind glass”(3 reviews)
“old church”(3 reviews)
“celtic cross”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
| Sandhead, Stranraer, Scotland
Reviews (19)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbehind glassold churchceltic crossspookychapeltrackscotlandhistory
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Others have described the situation of the chapel and the age and presentation of the amazingly ancient stones with their Christian symbolism. I can only agree that the remoteness of the place and the panoramic views give the chapel a very special spirituality. Even though...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Evening, dusk visit really brings out the atmosphere of this ancient site especially if windy. Who and what can you hear.

Thank HiggyJay
Reviewed 28 March 2018

from where you park your car (assuming you aren't on foot) to the "stones" is under 10 minutes to walk. the church was closed when we visited (Sept 2017) and the stones are surrounded by a "Glass Wall", but you do get a good view...More

Thank david221b
Reviewed 6 November 2017

These stones tell us that there were Christian believers in this far western part of Scotland many hundreds of years ago. Like the stone at Whithorn Priory, they tell us a story of faith. The location is out in the country, almost hidden from view...More

Thank sgphoto
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Up a single track road just off the road returning from Logan Botanic gardens. The church is tiny and you can see it from the road. Just about 2 spaces for cars at the gate then its a short walk up a track. Good info...More

1  Thank GlasgowWinenut
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I've rated it average, but that is only because I would also liked to have seen inside the old church. I have seldom come across such a peaceful place, it simply oozed calm. The 'stones' in question are some very early Christian stones, now kept...More

Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Although closed and presumably de-consecrated, this old church has a display of ancient carved stones behind glass. These are worth the visit, but the situation of the church and the view are as impressive. Contrary to the comments about the "spooky" atmosphere, we just found...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Some people have described this place to me as spooky. There is certainly an atmosphere as you walk up the tree lined track to the isolated church and graveyard. On my early evening visit, I found a feeling of peace and serenity rather than anything...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

As described by other reviewers, you walk up a tree-lined avenue to the small memorial church, now disused and locked, but on display under glass at one end of the church are these ancient Christian stones dating back to around the year 450. They once...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Earie but lovely and peaceful. Interesting place great looking around the beautiful old graveyard too. Take a look

Thank JayneSmith34
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kirkmadrine Early Christian Stones staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines