St Michaels Chapel Ruins

St Michaels Chapel Ruins, Rothesay

St Michaels Chapel Ruins
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Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Cemeteries • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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GrannyPea
Dunure, UK52 contributions
Very restful place
Nov 2019 • Couples
Happened across this churchyard while on a say trip to the Isle of Bute. Ih to know more of the histories of the families commemorated here.
Written 7 November 2019
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Mairi M
Largs, Ayrshire2 contributions
Well worth a visit,
Jul 2019
Lovely ruins, and fair enjoyed the wedding we attended there. It's fine as long as the weather remains dry. They took some lovely photos with the beautiful surroundings.
Written 21 September 2019
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Inspiration812100
15 contributions
Brings out the artist in everyone
Aug 2019
This romatic ruin is especially charming at sunset. We enjoyed taking tons of pictures. Don't forget your sketch book if you head over. Easy to reach by car or bike from Rothesay.
Written 12 September 2019
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Darren T
Wales, UK148 contributions
RE: St Colmac Parish
Aug 2019
Taking a spin around the island I almost drove passed this beautiful place. Boiling hot day and beautiful skies gave this location a certain serenity. Sad to see a church looking this way but yet it seamed to be more beautiful with the internal walls aching for a splash of the sun and butterflies drifting in and out of the windows. Well worth a visit for its sheer beauty in its unorthodox way.
Written 31 August 2019
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Squither
England29 contributions
Worth a Stop!
Jul 2018 • Family
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)
Written 27 August 2018
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Charles S
Stevenage96 contributions
Bute Holiday
Jun 2018 • Couples
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
Written 5 July 2018
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WolverhamptonVideo
Wolverhampton114 contributions
This is not St.Michael's Chapel - see St. Mchaille's Chapel, a new review.
Feb 2017 • Solo
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.
Written 22 January 2018
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neill7
Widnes, United Kingdom17 contributions
Standing alone
Jul 2017 • Couples
Stunning to see but so sad and alone. Abandoned but still with a hidden beauty this little chapel deserves a visit.
Written 6 August 2017
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Mark R
90 contributions
Very Peaceful and stunning in the sun
Jul 2016 • Solo
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.
Written 30 March 2017
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william f
Kirkcaldy, UK12 contributions
Drove past....
Nov 2016 • Couples
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..
Written 19 November 2016
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