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Fantastic, rather 'pagan' kirk

The location is fantastic; Roneval is an ancient sacred mountain. The kirk is quite unique (for instance, the only one I've seen where the main window is designed like a ship's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The location is fantastic; Roneval is an ancient sacred mountain. The kirk is quite unique (for instance, the only one I've seen where the main window is designed like a ship's wheel - St Clement is the patron saint of mariners). It holds a quiet power, and there is a rather pagan 'well' in the tower where people of many... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A very interesting drive along the laughingly named 'Golden Road' bought us here, to the southern tip of Harris. The church is in a beautiful setting and has some strange carvings inlaid outside. Inside are some intricate grave slabs and various other carvings. You can climb part way up the tower but the top is now inaccessible, unless you bring... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This lovely old church, nowadays the setting for many weddings, is built into the very bones of the hillside. It has ancient symbols of fertility built into the walls of the spire, and contains tombs of local noblemen. The graveyard surrounding it has the final resting places of local men and women, some having served King and country in both... More 

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Mountains, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Well worth the drive to get to this church. The parking can be a little tricky, but the remote site is impressive. It is easy to see why early access was from the water. The stone carvings are interesting and in decent shape for their age.

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Isle of Harris, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this ancient worship place, now desanctified, is an excellent place to spend an hour or so. Do not forget to visit the family lairs at the highest point of the land, where tombstones can be read with some fascinating history of past local chiefs. If you are lucky enough to be in the area when a concert is advertised, then... More 

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very old, lovely little church with lots of information. Beautiful setting too. Well worth the drive.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely little church at the end of the road! Well worth a visit, the stone carvings are interesting and the church atmospheric. No facilities, but the Rodel hotel is just round the corner!

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West Point, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

it's worth the 45 minutes you'll spend touring the inside chambers and walking around the structure. Easy access but parking might be a little challenging. Theres also a restroom close by.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Atmospheric in a great situation with interesting stone carvings inside and out. Even interest in the inscriptions outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A 16th Century Church which has been restored.The parking is quite restricted but the Church is free.It is quite a charming place to visit and you feel like you are back in a bygone age. It a stopover so it will not take too much time to look and have a wander around--worth a visit though.

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Address: Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Lewis and Harris  >  Isle of Harris

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