Old High St Stephen's Church

Old High St Stephen's Church

Old High St Stephen's Church
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Victoria B
Raleigh, NC1,661 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The end of our self-guided walking tour, we found ourselves in the grounds multiple times walking between the tombstones and looking for the "door to nowhere" (which we FINALLY found on the bell tower). A great spot to see the River Ness and a spot I searched out to allow my kids to play on the grass, but quickly learned that wouldn't be possible with the steep incline.
Written 24 April 2023
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Lili R
Baltimore, MD90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Historic ancient church and cemetary where Jacobites were shot between the tombstones. Sadly, this church is now for sale, so hopefully it will be well taken care of at some point and remain as a monument.
Written 15 September 2022
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This is a 300 year old church overlooking the river ness. It looks very nice and I really like the location.
Written 18 August 2022
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
This 300 year old church is absolutely beautiful. Some of the grave stones have bullet marks on it which is interesting because I think they were prisoners I might be wrong.
Written 16 August 2021
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Exploration818452
Winston Salem, NC41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
How humbling it is to walk around a Church and the Graveyard that is hundreds of years old. Allow the time to walk around and it is like stepping into a time machine. Reading the inscriptions on the Tombstones is like a History lesson and the archetecture of the Church is impressive and well-preserved. And it is free!
Written 11 December 2019
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Just walk around and check the dates of the tombs. Some have more than 300 years. Please be respectful of the dead. It is a perfect combination of city views, history and history at the best.
Written 7 December 2019
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Gwen Rhodes
Oriental, NC160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
loved walking in here...the church is still in use and is a glorious old place. Love the intimatcy in this place.
Written 26 October 2019
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Old High Street Church , also called Old High St Stephen’s, is the oldest church in Inverness.

According to local tradition, some form of church has been here since the time of Saint Columba, and later buildings subsequently encompassed the Catholic faith and then, after the reformation circa 1560, the building became a centre for Protestant religion.

By the time of the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the building at the time had fallen into considerable disrepair, and this situation was aggravated by the fact that the Government forces used it to house Jacobite prisoners until they were disposed of by various methods, including the summary shooting of some of them in the churchyard.

The main part of the church was rebuilt following Culloden and was completed in 1772, and today’s building mostly dates from that era, although most of the bell tower dates back at least four centuries.

As well as the usual religious bits and pieces to discover here, the church is also the regimental church of the Cameron Highlanders and contains various regimental memorials.
Written 10 October 2019
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chris c
Great Malvern, UK280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This church is like most churches you go to its full of history and the history of the area this building stands on a hill over looking the river ness Inverness is a city and like all cities apart from shopping eating drinking not much to see but this place is well worth a visit
Written 26 September 2019
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Martha G
Spartanburg, SC196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The sigh said the church was open for tours and we climbed up the steep steps. A ancient cemetary was to the left of the church. Several gentlemen were inside to guide us through their church. The pulpit, and pews were configured different than I had ever seen. The pulpit was halfway up and to the left of the entrance doors. The pews were arranged in a U formation around the pulpit. The church had beautiful old stained glsaa windows. the gentelman told us that the church would hold 250 people, but now he said they usualiy had less than 50 people. It was a very interesting visit with very kind church members.
Written 20 September 2019
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