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INTERESTING RELICS

We have always wanted to visit and were impressed with the display of relics in that peaceful... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
hbellrscds
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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Parking for 2 cars in front of the gate. A short walk along the tree-lined avenue brings you to the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
bluelizard
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N Wales
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We have always wanted to visit and were impressed with the display of relics in that peaceful picturesque setting, well displayed and excellent interpretation

Thank hbellrscds
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Parking for 2 cars in front of the gate. A short walk along the tree-lined avenue brings you to the graveyard and tiny church. I had the place to myself. The surrounding farmland gives this a peaceful air, the landscape probably not changed much over...More

Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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

1  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
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