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St Clement's Church

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Hidden gem - go and see it!

We found the church by accident and it was amazing to see inside and the artifacts that have been discovered - make sure you go here on a day that it is open to the public.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We found the church by accident and it was amazing to see inside and the artifacts that have been discovered - make sure you go here on a day that it is open to the public.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well worth dropping in to see St Clement's Church in Rodel...it's the first thing you see as you approach the village from either road. A stunning pre-reformation building containing loads of quirky architectural features in its building (look out for the rude gargoyles and the heart in the perimeter wall). It's a real shame that this being the best church... More 

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United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This church sits at the southern tip of the Island of Harris. You can drive to it down either side of Harris, although if you take the east road (the Golden Road) be prepared for slow careful driving along with the awesome scenery. The west road is still one track road in many places, however. The church is well worth... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

While travelling round Harris it is worth a stop off here. It is right on the southern point of the island and is very interesting. There are narrow stairs up to the top of the tower where you can leave some small coins for luck. Walking round the graveyards is also interesting, some beautiful and ancient headstones.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A delightful and ancient temple. Would have liked to have had more information on the history and details and stories on the features inside and outside the church.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The weather on our visit to Harris was dreich so we kept to the inside as much as possible but in Rodel we made the effort to walk around this site to view its' excellent kirkyard. The church itself is very interesting with a nice tomb to the local laird and you can climb up into the bell tower for... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This historic church sits at the south end of the Isle of Harris about 45 minutes drive from the ferry at Tarbet. You can climb the narrow stairs up the tower, see some ancient tombs and headstones and wander the graveyard. A beautiful, peaceful stop. The single track road up the east coast is worth taking (slowly) to experience the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

so much history attached to this church that you find yourself staying far longer than you may have initially planed

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

tucked away in a corner of Harris, very atmospheric. a cemetery may not be an obvious attraction but this is well-worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

You don't have to particularly like visiting churches but this is one of the most interesting ones I've been to. Climb the tower and leave a coin at the top. Read the story boards around the church and discover it's fascinating history. Wander around the picturesque grounds and take in the views.

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