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A real hidden gem of a church

A really lovely building which although a church in former years is now a mausoleum for the Douglas... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Interesting church

We had quite a job to find this church because it is not well signed. It looks an interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
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Access from the A70 Lanark to Cumnock Road, Douglas, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really lovely building which although a church in former years is now a mausoleum for the Douglas family . Beautiful clock tower and interesting grounds. One of a few hidden treasures in this wonderful little village.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had quite a job to find this church because it is not well signed. It looks an interesting, historic place which we would have liked to see inside but unfortunately the door was locked.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a hidden gem only five minutes from the motorway. The church itself is kept locked, but on the day I visited the key was behind the bar at the pub (note though that I spent ten minutes wrestling with the key in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Visit St Bride's today having, I am ashamed to say, only recently become aware of its existance. It is the final resting place Sir James Douglas known as Good Sir James or The black Douglas depending on which side of the border you lived on....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank sheonabry
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Key is available from an adjacent house. Church has the ruins of one aisle, into which was set a clock tower - the oldest working clock in Scotland. The key gives access to the chancel where there are monuments to the Douglas family, and other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElaineRy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Beautiful old church and graveyard that you can walk around. The bell tower contains a clock donated by Mary Queen of Scots - it is thought to be the oldest working church clock in Scotland. Also took in the statue of the Earl of Angus...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

The Douglas family are central to the history of the area and the remains of the original church have been very well consolidated and restored. We gained access via the near by museum staff and were treated to an expert tour with details of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Great to be there, and I had an excellent 'guide' round from a local history enthusiast. Also, the nearby museum is very well presented.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jennyR9886WL
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Went to look at the church and gravestones. Lovely church interesting stone work and was a beautiful day.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Christine M
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Yes... It's not easy to find... Yes, you do need to knock and ask for the key... But this is one of the true gems of Scotland... unspoiled... and near unvisited. The burial place of the heart of Sir James Douglas, who was along with...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Jack D
January 17, 2017|
Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
No easy way to do this Jack, the couple who keep the keys live very close by, but the best way is to contact "Historic Scotland," and arrange in advance. There are some reasonable photos on my blog. "Falling Angels, Lost... More