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Nendrum Monastic Site

Mahee Island, Comber, Northern Ireland
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Well sited location with history

Not far from Comber, and on the edge of Strangford Lough, this historic location is well sited and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom

What a situation, what history, what a great place to visit! Don't miss finding out about the fish... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
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Mahee Island, Comber, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from Comber, and on the edge of Strangford Lough, this historic location is well sited and good to visit. After parking in the free Car Park the short climb up the hill to the top of the site is interesting, and rewarding, On...More

Thank Mo_DaW171
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What a situation, what history, what a great place to visit! Don't miss finding out about the fish traps in the bay by the car park and the way the monks used the tides...love it! Low key but lovely!

Thank Darrellcocup
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Nendrum Monastery is a really nice place. I cycled here a few times from Belfast along the country roads and lanes that lead to it. The remains of the monastery are beautiful and the place is very calm and relaxing. It overlooks parts of Strangford...More

Thank JuKo88
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Amazing views almost 365 degrees worth of Strangford Lough. A very spiritual place with quaint visitor centre on monastic site with exhibition and fascinating historic insight. Lovely sheltered spacious area - perfect place to bring a picnic and dog...More

Thank MariC66
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Nendrum is a site drenched in history. It sits on an island in Strangford Lough at the end of a narrow rural road, not suitable for large coaches. There is a visitor centre with one toilet but this is only open on certain occasions. Nendrum...More

Thank Lolly S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is an amazing place. The worlds oldest tide mill from 600AD. The sense of history is moving. The views to the Lough on all sides are breathtaking.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We live just down the road but some of the best views on Strangford lough. Anyone interested in history and stunning views to die for.well worth a visit.

Thank Lorna A
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A special place for me and my loved ones. From the 1950s my family have treasured the tranquility. Honour it.

Thank DavidRJohnston
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I am not into archaeology but when I visit this ancient site founded in the 5th century I am struck by the amount of time a church has been on the site, It is really over powering. It is surprisingly large and quite a lot...More

1  Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nendrum Monastery, on Mahee Island, Co Down, was founded by St Machaoi in the 5th Century and was at its prime in the year 1000. The remains of this important pre-Norman monastery include three concentric enclosures (stone walls), with ruined church, round tower stump, foundations...More

1  Thank Trevor C
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Ailsa L
28 June 2015|
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Response from moveagh | Reviewed this property |
Travelling from Comber towards Killyleagh take the first left leaving Comber(signed Castle Espie)Continue on that road until you reach Ardmillan. Look for junction with road to left signed Nendrum and Mahee Golf Club.Be... More
Ailsa L
28 June 2015|
Response from albert m | Reviewed this property |
Go onto the A23 at roundabout continue straight onto church hill then turn left onto the moss rd then sligth left onto lisbarnet rd then left onto killinchy rd/A22 1.5 miles turn right onto quarry rd 1.8 miles slight right... More