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We saw these ruins driving out to Ettrick Bay and pulled over on the way back to have a look. Ended... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Squither
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Bute Holiday

Well worth the quite tiring walk from Ettrick to kilmichael,you can do half of the walk to the car... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Charles S
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We saw these ruins driving out to Ettrick Bay and pulled over on the way back to have a look. Ended up spending nearly an hour there- the kids loved it. Very sad to see the church in a ruined state but it's really beautiful at the same time. Fascinating graveyard surrounding it too.

(There's a tiny stone circle a little further along towards the bay on the other side of the road which is worth looking at too- it surrounds a tree if you are trying to find it; the tree is much more obvious than the stones from the road)

Thank Squither
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Well worth the quite tiring walk from Ettrick to kilmichael,you can do half of the walk to the car park and the following day perhaps walk from the Car park to Kilmichael if its to much all at once when you do get there ii is in a lovely position with excellent views

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

For the sake of accuracy - the Photos are of the old Parish Church of St. Colmac or Croc-an-rear, on the road to Ettrick Bay. The roof came down in the 1980s. Depopulation and lack of funds.
The old Kirk is still of interest and there is a commemorative Service there for Armistice Day. In the Graveyard are 7 graves to the seamen who were killed when the Corunda was torpedoed early in the war - in effect this is a mass grave. The Corunda was a whaling ship and the magazine exploded when the ship was hit, the crew's quarters were above the magazine. The massive explosion meant that the graves contain bodies and body parts recovered when the Corunda was beached on the Cowal shore in Rothesay Bay.
Since this was the Parish Church for North Bute you will find many more interesting graves there I haven't been for a couple of years but used to visit frequently.

Thank WolverhamptonVideo
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stunning to see but so sad and alone. Abandoned but still with a hidden beauty this little chapel deserves a visit.

Thank neill7
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not the easiest place to get to and certainly not for those who can not walk far. but once you get there it is a place of solitude and contemplation. Set in open country surrounded by trees and fields with only sheep for company. Worth a visit.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Found by accident on way to Ettrick bay! Didn't realise the church had historical significance, but that was just ignorance on my part. Have driven past the site 4 or 5 times during stay on Bute.

Not much information/history about site, but will rectify that on our next visit..

Thank william f
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful ruins and very well kept, although it wasn't an intentional visit (we came across them while driving round the island) glad that we found them.

Thank Karis M
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

A short drive out of town but it is worth the trip so see this historic building. Unfortunately it was pelting down with rain at the time we visited so we did not stay as long as we would have liked.

Thank Rob T
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

On the way to Ettrick Bay you will come across this beauty, we stopped on the way back to admire it and take some pictures. It really is such a shame it is in ruins now, it would have been beautiful in its day.
Nice walk through the grounds reading the headstones and looking through the windows. Would be good if you could get inside to admire but its all over grown so cant get to admire some of its original beauty.

Thank Anne-Marie W
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

It's a shame this beautiful church is ruined now; you can see how amazing it must have been in its former glory. An interesting walk, and a keen photographer will make much of its structural power.

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