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Beautiful old church and graveyard that you can walk around. The bell tower contains a clock... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Picturesque, Historic, Well Maintained and a Great Tour by the Museum Guide

The Douglas family are central to the history of the area and the remains of the original church... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Access from the A70 Lanark to Cumnock Road, Douglas, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Beautiful old church and graveyard that you can walk around. The bell tower contains a clock donated by Mary Queen of Scots - it is thought to be the oldest working church clock in Scotland. Also took in the statue of the Earl of Angus...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The Douglas family are central to the history of the area and the remains of the original church have been very well consolidated and restored. We gained access via the near by museum staff and were treated to an expert tour with details of the...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Great to be there, and I had an excellent 'guide' round from a local history enthusiast. Also, the nearby museum is very well presented.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Went to look at the church and gravestones. Lovely church interesting stone work and was a beautiful day.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Yes... It's not easy to find... Yes, you do need to knock and ask for the key... But this is one of the true gems of Scotland... unspoiled... and near unvisited. The burial place of the heart of Sir James Douglas, who was along with...More

3  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

St. Bride's Church (old not new) was a pilgrimage for us so this review may be a little biased but I still recommend a visit. It is true, you do have to seek the key to the church from the gate keeper and I do...More

4  Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 25 July 2015

With the heart of The Good Sir James Douglas and reputedly the oldest working clock in Scotland this ancient Church is a major historical attraction and is well worth a visit. It is situated in the old heart of the village and is surrounded by...More

1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The church is not open to the public. On checking with Historic Scotland's website it appears, at the end of all the historical information, you have to phone a key holder to get access. Nowhere on site is this clear. (This building forms central part...More

3  Thank richard_fairford
Reviewed 13 November 2014

St. Bride's Church is one of the many fascinating places you can visit with a Historic Scotland Explorer Pass, and certainly one of the creepiest! It was built in the 1300's by Archibald "The Grim" Douglas as a final resting place for his father, Sir...More

4  Thank Luv2TvlwU
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Jack D
17 January 2017|
Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
No easy way to do this Jack, the couple who keep the keys live very close by, but the best way is to contact "Historic Scotland," and arrange in advance. There are some reasonable photos on my blog. "Falling Angels, Lost... More