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Review of Kildalton Cross

Kildalton Cross
Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Port Ellen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always come back here when visiting Islay, just because there is such a pretty drive up that side of the island and a beautiful destination at the end of it. What was very sweet (literally, I'm sure) is that some lovely person is now doing 'cakes at the Cross' - an honesty box system with a table laden with cool boxes, cakes, tea and coffee. We didn't partake, as we had eaten too much lunch already, but this is such a nice idea.

Thank Anna096
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"narrow road"
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"parish church"
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"small money"
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"worth a visit"
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"historical place"
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"ardbeg distillery"
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"rolling hills"
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"well worth the trip"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was preserved well. It was very touching to visit here. I do admire people who spent time and energy to preserve this piece of history on Islay.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the highlights of Scottish history is the Kildalton cross and amazing to visit and see it for yourself. Even more of a highlight was the coffee and cake on the picnic table for you to help yourself and put money in the honesty box. The fruit loaf, brownies and lemon drizzle cake were all tasted and thoroughly enjoyed by us.

1  Thank Pashld
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest Celtic Crosses in Europe. In a beautiful setting and the best part was there was a cooler of fresh baked goods and pots of tea and coffee to be paid for on your honor there which proceeds go to charity.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I’m reading some of these other reviews and wondering how vapid and soulless the authors’ lives must be...

1300 years ago monks built a church and carved a cross in the midst of wild and barbaric Celts. And it still stands. If that doesn’t move your spirit, if the bravery of those Missionaries and the passing of such time doesn’t make you feel small and cry out to God that you too may make your mark in this world... then I feel sorry for you.

This is on par to seeing the Coliseum or the Pyramids. Smaller, sure. Simpler, absolutely. But ancient, ancient construction that stands the weather of time. Worth a narrow road to witness what man can do for his God.

Thank DCInsider
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