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Cathedral of the Isles

The ecclesiastical architecture of the islands tends to be dilapidated but not here. If old churches are your thing (and they should be), then there is much joy to be gained by a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Clive M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The ecclesiastical architecture of the islands tends to be dilapidated but not here. If old churches are your thing (and they should be), then there is much joy to be gained by a visit here to the tip of Harris. Stunning range of funerary monuments both inside and outside the church. Well worth the effort.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

if on Harris, make sure you spend some time in the cemetery as well as in the church, so much information to give you a view into how long the islanders lived, how big the families were, who built the church and why, who restored it and why etc. You could easily spend a couple of hours here on a... More 

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Helensburgh, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The church has been well maintained by Historic Scotland. Due to its remoteness, you can almost have the church, tower, and graveyard to yourself. I like visiting old churches and this one did not disappoint. No wow factors, but beautiful all the same. Worth stopping for a few minutes.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Excellent information inside this Church regarding building and outside walls.Take time to go upstairs and see the running water fountain.The attention to detail is very good also excellent views of surrounding Area.

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Thank Bill R
scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

When visiting this old church we experienced 3 weird events, Footsteps, dark moving shadows and what we could only describe as chattering between a group even though we were the only 2 people in the building! Apart from all this the church is a gripping place and should be visited as it takes you back in time!

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The church is now a shell but well preserved with various artefacts and descriptive sheets to read. Climbing the tower is a little daunting in the cold and dark but well worth it. Although the very top level is now inaccessible. The graveyard is also worth a browse around. Grave stones and areas all add to the impression of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

St Clement's Church is a shell of a building dating back a long way the walk up is not the easiest but worth it, the inside is empty no seating no lighting. Is it still used for worship? I don't know you can go up the tower and there is a light to guide you on your way up but... More 

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Parlin, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I never thought stonework could be so beautiful. St. Clement's Church sits at the south end of Harris Isle near Rodale. It's a welcome midway stop on a drive around the island. I saw it on a sunny day which made the experience very enjoyable. The church is situated on a promontory which could prove problematic on a rainy and... More 

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Highlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This beautiful church and surroundings are well worth a visit, the setting is lovely and the church has a peace about it that pulls you in. A calm seems to envelop you.

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Aviemore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A fifthteenth centuary church built for the MacLeods of Harris. Steeped in history it is worth a visit. Display boards in the ruined church tell you its story.

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