St Columba's Chapel, Stornoway

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. Put St Columba's Chapel into our Isle of Lewis itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is an uncrowded ancient church ruins with gravestones from the 1400s. We enjoyed basking in the location and the obvious part that Christianity played in the lives of the scottish people. It's a ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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