St Columba's Chapel, Stornoway

(4.8/5 based on 25+ 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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  • Visited on a windy day, with rain going sideways. This is a nice chapel and the weather added nicely to the feel of the place. A good cemetery to wander through as well. Parking is a bit iffy, so plan...  more »
  • I happened on this by chance having stopped at the cemetery to see the Commonwealth War Graves. It's been tenderly restored in some places and generally tidied for visitors. The relics in the church w...  more »
  • Fantastic piece of history, at a really beautiful spot. Accessible by car with carpark next to it. Information boards provide background. As with many other places on this wonderful island, you can ju...  more »