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Steeped in history

A brilliant place to visit with ancient ruins A graveyard and very tall Celtic cross. Sadly the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Raphael S
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Historic cross.

This is the tallest and one of the oldest crosses we have seen and it stands alone and exposed to... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Roganroy
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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12 Aug 2018
“Steeped in history ”
25 May 2018
“Historic cross.”
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A brilliant place to visit with ancient ruins A graveyard and very tall Celtic cross. Sadly the old wishing free is no longer there that I remember visiting it full of coins people hammered in to make a wish.

Thank Raphael S
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This is the tallest and one of the oldest crosses we have seen and it stands alone and exposed to the elements just off a minor road near Ardboe village. The carvings are worn but still wonderful. Worth a detour to see. Hopefully someone will...More

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I recently visited the old Cross at Ardboe and had the pleasure of James Walshe, local historian, reading the cross to our group - something which was only recently passed on to him.

Thank Lough Neagh T
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I was brought here by my brilliant hosts and now good friends when I was on holiday in July. I have always planned to see Ardboe cross and church when I was staying with friends in Dungannon but as found out it would have been...More

Thank C-N_BELFAST
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I'd like to have this as my eternal resting space. Impressive altogether, but truly only worth it on a warm sunny day with maybe a pack lunch. If you're stuck for time though, I think twice about it. Great though for those new to photo...More

Thank Tricia9898
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful find a super place to walk or sit amongst the graves and with the lough as a background the sound of the lough great place to be.

Thank Clockworksausage
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The 6th century Cross is highly decorated & very well preserved. There are some interesting gravestones & Abbey ruins. It's a little out of the way, but worth a visit. Other reviewers mentioned swarms of mosquitoes, but we didn't see any at the end of...More

1  Thank surfersully13
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Interesting, but tricky to find with poor signage and narrow roads. Ardboe High Cross, which dates to the ninth/tenth century AD, is all that now remains of a sixth century monastery, which was established at Arboe by St. Colman Muchaidhe. The monastery was burned in...More

1  Thank Swell_753
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Centuries old Celtic Cross overlooking Lough Neagh. National Treasure. Off the beaten tourist trail, you have to seek this out. No literature available but you can research it on line before or after your visit.

1  Thank jackc510
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Ardboe Cross is a national monument dating from the tenth century. It was the first High Cross built in Ulster. Standing at 18.5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide, this is the original stone cross, placed here over one thousand years ago. The twenty-two panels...More

1  Thank BillyGlynis
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