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Address: County Road 18, (The King's Road) | South Glengarry, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
Phone Number: 6133472247
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Great history behind but tour was brief. Fascinated by the war of 1812 and lots of history bites. The ruins were a stronghold on the Canadian/ British side.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
biztravel2012
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great history behind but tour was brief. Fascinated by the war of 1812 and lots of history bites. The ruins were a stronghold on the Canadian/ British side.

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Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I travel east along King’s Road (County Road 18) in South Glengarry, I come upon the impressively conserved ruins of an old Roman Catholic Church situated close to the highway with its back to rambling pastures. It reminds me of Whitby Abbey, a ruined Benedictine abbey with a prominent architecture overlooking the North Sea on the east cliff above... More 

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Thank William W
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Very nice to walk around and explore. Amazing piece of history to visit. You can read up on the history with the plaque they have at the front entrance.

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Thank EllieMic
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Great place if you are driving through Glengarry to just pop in and have a look. It will remind you of something right out of the Scottish Country side.

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Thank Nicholas M
Peterborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A visit to St. Raphael's Ruins is a must if you are in the South Glengarry region. A curator is in place during the summer months to guide and explain the happenings at the Ruins. You may catch a wedding party or two if you happen to visit on a Saturday as this is favoured wedding photo location.

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Thank Anne L
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

So this is a church that was burnt down. this is a must see but not in the winter. They don't really plow the snow around there. You really see its beauty in any other season.

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Thank Casandra P
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Three opera singers with quartet were performing on the day of our visit so it was very impressive! Wonderful sound!

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Thank cbell80
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

There is so much history in this area and St. Raphael's has a part to play in that. This is well worth the stop if you are in the area. There are also musical events held there over the summer making it a unique venue.

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Thank ktownfoodie1
St. Marys, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

It is about a 20 minute drive outside of Cornwall. Well worth the drive. Very scenic and peaceful. Cemetery there with parishioners from the early founding days of the church(1800's) Parish is still there in a new building beside the burnt down church which I was not aware of when I went there. Concerts are held at this site as... More 

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Thank tony2540
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Worth the drive to see...would love to go to a concert here! It reminded me of seeing the ruins of monasteries and abbeys in the U-K.

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