St Columba's Chapel, Stornoway

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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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  • The ruined chapel is rather badly signed but a visit is very worth while. The highlights are the carved grave slabs which are protected from the elements (but not from birds!) in part of the church. T...  read more »
  • Those who have rescued this piece of history should be praised. We spent an enjoyable hour mooching around the site learning from the thoughtfully placed information guides 
  • Lovely little spot, a bit out of the way for the average person, but worth the effort, especially for the person interested in Clan MacLeod (of Lewis) history. 
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