St Columba's Chapel, Stornoway

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See the medieval ruins of St Columba's Chapel, a 14th-century structure that served as one of the most important churches in the Western Isles. Due to its fragile state, visitors are not allowed to enter the ruins, but you can enjoy a quiet walk around the grounds, featuring panoramic views of the shoreline. Precautions are now being taken to protect the site from the sea's winds and waves, which have already claimed part of the cemetery and its human remains. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to St Columba's Chapel by using our Isle of Lewis vacation route planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    A few minutes drive from the centre of Stornoway takes you to St. Columba's chapel. A fascinating ruin in a most beautiful setting. Interesting restoration work has been carried out and is still in pr...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We stumbled upon this en route to the lighthouse and were glad that we took the time to park and take the short walk to this lovely church. A highlight for me was the grave of one of the Knight's Temp...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Great little chapel, lots of information too on the chapel and the surrounding area. Parking a couple of minutes walk away. Nice views and beach & cliff top walk also worth doing.  more »

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