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.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Nevis
Improve this listing
Description:

See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease....

See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease. Slaves and free men could once worship here together.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Visit on Funky Monkey tour

A stone built shell with a separate wooden information shed. Free access. Historically important with connections to the abolition of slavery movement in Britain. References to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
PiersWilson
,
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Carmarthen
Level Contributor
148 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church whilst itself a ruin sits in a scenically isolated and interesting location. It is the history of the Church and its reason for existing that makes a visit worthwhile.

Helpful?
Thank Michael H
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off the road up to the Nevi Hotel there is a very serene ruin of what was once a beautiful church Well worth the visit just to sit for a quiet time.

Helpful?
Thank ballward
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stone built shell with a separate wooden information shed. Free access. Historically important with connections to the abolition of slavery movement in Britain. References to Humphrey Davy and Coleridge.

Helpful?
Thank PiersWilson
USA
Level Contributor
96 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

If you are driving the island, stop in. Not really much there, but nice historical signage and only a few seconds off the road so worth a stop for sure.

Helpful?
Thank TamaraK
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This old church on a small property is historically significant on Nevis and probably in the Caribbean. It was built by a plantation owner and used by both his family and slaves on the island during the 18th century. Its roof is gone, but the stonework is interesting and it provides some perspective about life on Nevis over 200 years... More 

Helpful?
Thank BoomerFoodie
Corvallis, Montana
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

It was a short hike from where I was on Shaw road. The building is well preserved and there are nice historical notes. There is also a longer hike that comes close to this site. Like everything on Nevis...it is not crowded...we were the only ones there.

Helpful?
Thank Foldsrule
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Both the architecture and the story are such integral parts of Nevis culture... Definitely worth a visit to explore. Would be such a great site for a wedding.

Helpful?
Thank Suzanne R
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Part of an island tour. The ruins are particularly atmospheric. It is difficult to understand the barbaric nature of slavery standing in the grounds of the church during the 21st century. The reasons for the church was so important.

Helpful?
Thank Andew S
Jersey
Level Contributor
64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. The place has a lovely feel to it, and the information boards were very enlightening.

Helpful?
2 Thank Tammy F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Its worth seeing, My husband was fascinated by the grave stones and how old the people were on this Island. Our tour guide new his stuff "Ahmed" gave us a talk this was interesting and the views from it were stunning.

Helpful?
2 Thank christine h

Travelers who viewed Cottle Church also viewed

Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis
 

Been to Cottle Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cottle Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?