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This is a major christian historical site, hidden away and rarely visited. It sits in a beautiful... read more

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royg714
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Love it ( again & again & again)

Repeat visitor here - all seasons. Founded in the 5th century this place is over flowing with... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
LiveAtc
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The site can be found by putting the postcode into satnav (BT23 6EP). The drive to the site is beautiful with stunning views all the way. The site itself is at the end of a lane way beside the water. It isn’t very big but really worth seeing. Nice way to spend an afternoon

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

On the west side of Stangford Lough, in a tranquil island not to far from Comber, St Mochaoi established a monastery in the 5th century. Today, the remnants of a medieval stone church, evidence of clochans (beehive huts), the ruins of a round tower and a splendid carved sun dial sit on this peaceful end of one of the most beautiful corners of the emerald islands. If you like the peace and the quiet, or if you are interested in heritage and antiquities, it is definitely a place to go. An interesting feature is the use of tides that monks did back then to get power. Countty Down has numerous lovely heritage sites, and this ranks among its finest. The only problem is that getting there can be tricky, as the site is poorly signed, as unfortunately most heritage in Ireland, whether north or south. Hence, only four stars.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Jose G
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot here - great drive out onto the little chain of drumlin islands - then at the monastery you can just sit and soak up the sunshine, and absorb the beauty of the place. Good views over the lough.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank clare r
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The drive down the narrow roads across Reagh Island onto Mahee Island makes the journey worth it and particularly interesting. People have been living on the shore of Strangford Lough since Neolithic times due probably to the mild microclimate here and the abundance of birds, fish and shellfish, so it is hardly surprising that a medieval monastery was established at Nendrum.
As you climb the hill into the monastery you get the impression of a well defended site with 360 degree views

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank John A
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Not far from Comber, and on the edge of Strangford Lough, this historic location is well sited and good to visit.
After parking in the free Car Park the short climb up the hill to the top of the site is interesting, and rewarding,
On the way up the hill the purpose of the Tide Mill is reported on by one of a series of helpful signs/notices which tell the history of the differing parts of the location.
At the top of the site there are views to Scrabo Tower in one direction, and to the Mourne Mountains in the other direction. Also there are the remains of a Monastery and a Round Tower , and some flat gravestones, with what is left of grey encircling walls.
The outlook also takes in the waters of Srangford Lough and across the nearby water to Sketrick Island, and the Lightship moored near there.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mo_DaW171
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