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Clootie Well, Munlochy

(3.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Strange and enchanting place! A special atmosphere that left us perplexed! We soaked clothes brought to France, we drank to the source, we hung clothes trees... and the two wishes were realized a few months later... a really special place... (we went there one morning with mist and no one around... brrrrr!) PS we are going back this summer!
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  • During out tour, we stopped at the side of a road. There in the forest hanging all kinds and bits of clothing on the trees and bushes. Really kind of weird and spooky. There is a bit of history behind...  more »
  • I am a Scot (now living in the USA) and also an atheist, so I don't believe in saints or spirits or ghosts, but I found it a bit eerie because of the number of people who obviously believe in the supe...  more »
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  • Was looking forward to visiting here as we visit Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan centre in Eskdalemuir and they have a modern clootie tree which is rather beautiful and I knew the well was an ancient site. However, due to people tying huge amounts of synthetic materials to the trees which do not decay and merely turn dank and green, it comes across as a grubby, slightly sinister place. (Although I'm sure some people have put them there with the best of intentions). The sheer volume of socks, gloves and even shoes attached in the branches overwhelm any spirituality and holiness the well and site may have once had.
  • Fantastic little spot. Hidden away but really eerie but interesting to walk around. It's nice to place your own cloot too, to be a part of it.
  • This is a very strange place.... It's a few minutes for a visit and worth their effort to take part!
  • Tramps laundry basket
  • Strange place.