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Address: County Road 18, (The King's Road) | South Glengarry, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
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Ruins of an old Church that burned down in 1970. The walls that remain standing are very impressive. It must have been a very nice big Church. The devastation of the fire can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Ruins of an old Church that burned down in 1970. The walls that remain standing are very impressive. It must have been a very nice big Church. The devastation of the fire can be seen on the bell parltly melted. Worth a stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's a very beautiful place to visit. Makes for wonderful pics as well. Free parking and free to visit. Do not mistaken it for a fun attraction though ;)

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montreal quebec canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a shell of an old church on a nice country road, with high walls, and no roof. The bell is displayed on the ground. If you want to go and have a peaceful quiet time to think about life, go for it. Good place for taking some photos.

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The church burned in 1970 leaving the sturdy stone walls and the half melted bell. It's located next to open farm fields and is a wonderful place to spend some quiet time. It's also part of a lovely country circuit which can include the Manor House in Williamstown and the fascinating Nor-Wester and Loyalist museum.

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Cornwall, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

These ruins are a great place for photographers! The kids will have fun climbing and playing hide and seek before you sit down for a family picnic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

If you enjoy a small bit of history. Swing by and go for a walk around the ruins. You'll be able to see the church bell on display. Yes it is but a mere shell of what once was a beautiful church, it is still a remarkable place to visit. Being able to peruse through the ruins is just amazing...many... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This historic Roman Catholic church was built in the early 1800's and was destroyed by fire in 1970. The graveyard dates back to the early pioneers in the area and is a popular spot for people to explore the roots of the area. The building shell has been stabilized and stands as a monument for all to enjoy. There is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It a church that burned down and never got rebuilt. I liked taking a look at the stone work construction. There is a cast iron church bell that fell down during the fire to see. I liked that it didn't cost much to visit .

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you have any interest in the local history, then this is a good place to visit. The ruins are on the site of the location where the local infantry regiment was raised in the early part of the 19th century. On a good day, you might catch a piper playing a pibroch...

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I mean this is not like Disneyworld or anything like that... but it is a hidden pearl in the middle of nowhere. It is packed with history and tells a story. I wish that the stories were written somewhere on the walls though with explanations and all. But even without that, there is a story to be understood that the... More 

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Address: County Road 18, (The King's Road) | South Glengarry, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Cornwall

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