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Well worth the walk. The graveyard yard is full of island history. Good start to walk northern... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
santiago145
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Auckland, New Zealand
Take a trip if on the island

small, secluded, well restored, isolated 12th century kirk. worth a visit if on Papa anyway. Old... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Ursus_Polaris
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Situated about a ten minute walk from the airport and not far from the Knap O' Howar this is a small, attractive and ancient church that is set close by the sea.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Well worth the walk. The graveyard yard is full of island history. Good start to walk northern track

Thank santiago145
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Enjoyed discovering more about the Kirk and Its restoration, including the balcony. A beautiful and quiet place to visit.

Thank MDHarding
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

small, secluded, well restored, isolated 12th century kirk. worth a visit if on Papa anyway. Old graveyard and nice views out on the sea. The door is not locked, but shut the mesh door to keep birds out.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A well kept and restored church and grave yard A guide book is available inside for £2.50 which explains the history and restoration work - which is impressive The highlight for us was the hogback tombstone Well worth a visit when on Papay

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Well restored and full of simplicity. Nice pine woodwork. Definitely worth the walk.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a wet day but would have liked more time to study the lichen encrusted grave stones. The inside is a work in progress, it's now dry and keeps the elements at bay but does need a little more information. Worth a visit...More

Thank DGY-Eaglescliffe
Reviewed 18 July 2017

S. Boniface Church on Papay is easily reached from the excellent hostel on the island, and is quite near Holland Farm, also well worth a visit. It stands just above the shore, surrounded by an interesting old graveyard. There is considerable atmosphere here.

Thank glen1goodboy
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited on the day tour (Peedie Tour) with the Ranger and were able to get all the history. Only recently restored it is built on an old Pictish broch. The history is that it along with St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall is one of...More

Thank davidgrieveau
Reviewed 16 May 2017

You don't have to be interested in archaeology to enjoy this, although if you are, you'll not want to miss it.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This ancient church fell into disuse in the 1920s, but has been lovingly restored in the 1990s. Best of all, resatored as a Place of Worship, not as a museum or heritage centre. The Christmas Service (non-denominational) must be quite amazing. There is also an...More

Thank Martin W
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