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St Ninian's Chapel

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Impressive ruin

There is not much to see but it is a very impressive 600 years plus ruin. Just the main walls are... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
187brianm
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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Calm and relaxing.

This small ruined chapel sits close to the sea with spectacular views across the sea. The whole... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
BillfromKent
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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Isle of Whithorn DG8 8LR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating building in a beautiful setting and with stunning views over the Solway Firth. Standing inside the chapel is quite atmospheric and the view through the window is worth the short walk.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank EasyPathfinder
Reviewed July 14, 2019

We arrived on a cold and misty day which added to the atmosphere of the place and after reading the history of the place we could appreciate the hardships the early Christians had in trying to get there by boat from the sea.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lorralex
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

We visited whilst staying at burrowhead holiday park. Had a lovely walk round the bay watched the tide come in with a coffee from the local bar. Bare in mind there is only a bar here where you can get food. Beautiful on a warm...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank samNpaul69
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Dating from the 1200s and still standing proudly on the headland. Had this small chapel all to myself so sat on the rocks nearby, soaking up the atmosphere and imagining what it must have been like for pilgrims landing here on their way to Whithorn...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

There is not much to see but it is a very impressive 600 years plus ruin. Just the main walls are left. You can see the original harbour where the pilgrims landed to visit the church. The town of Isle of Whithorn itself is worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 187brianm
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Our stop by to the holiday site, fantastic views, light house near by. We enjoyed quick walk around.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank z00mb1e
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This small ruined chapel sits close to the sea with spectacular views across the sea. The whole area: the chapel, the seafront, the harbour, the bay and the village are all quiet, calm and attractive. Well worth a stop if you are in the area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BillfromKent
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Went there on a beautifully sunny day and it was lovely.We parked at the harbour and walked round to the chapel and the views were stunning all the way round .This is a lovely wee place well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank carolyndewar1
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Had a trip whilst on holiday at Burrowhead. Had a lovely trip to the local cave and chapel. If you like history then you will enjoy this chapel. It is just a quick visit, but very pleasant.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thainforever
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Not much to see. Four partial walls is all that is left. Cairn for memorial stones was interesting. Two memorials for the loss of the Solway Harvester were poignant reminders of the dangers of the sea. Walk to the headland though short is very enjoyable.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Colin M
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