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St. Raphael's Ruins

County Road 18, (The King's Road) | South Glengarry, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Cornwall
Type: Religious Sites
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Montreal, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was not aware we had these kinds of ruins in Canada. Quite special and well maintained after all. Very nice historical landmark. And not far from main roads. Good place for pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fascinating how well the ruins after the fire yrs ago have been preserved-in a beautiful natural setting .Great pace to take pics .

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It is actually beautiful. It is fairly easy to find, it is on County Route 18 about 1 mile West of county route 34.

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Bring your lunch, spend some time in the quiet countryside. Historical landmark. Sitting inside thr ruins on the benches provided by the church will bring you peace and serenity. The original bell is still present. Many families take memorable pictures on the ruins property. The historical society has done a spectacular job maintaining the ruins.

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My relatives had their wedding pictures taken there, and you couldn't ask for a better spot. It's well-maintained and very quiet. I've been there on other occasions just to take pictures and enjoy the architecture. Also, interesting cemetery at the back for those who like to wander. Worth the short drive from Cornwall!

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was in this church before it burn several times. It was a beautiful church atop a hill over looking the country side. The ruins are a reminder of what was and to me the importance of this church in the farming community.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just a lovely contemplative spot in the country side to have a seat, relax, wander about. Despite the tragic fire, it is being preserved and still holds a certain peace.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Difficult to find, but worth the trip. The ruins were very large walls built of stone. The mason work was wonderful. A curator was on duty to give the history of the church. It was very interesting. We walked thru the ruins then the a joining cemetery. It was interesting to see the headstones and dates on them. Some of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice views, very picturesque and doesn't cost a penny to walk threw. Its interesting to stand in the middle of a church with no roof and be surrounded by the beautiful structure of stone walls and steps where so many have passed threw before. If you are lucky enough to be there on your own you may find that it... More

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Cambridge, Ontario Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Was out near Cornwall for work when a colleague suggested I visit the ruins and I was surprised to find that the ruins were well worth the visit. Love the old bell that has been laid out at the entrance. The ruins seem a little plain at first glance, but many photo ops here if you look.

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