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Kildalton Cross

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Port Ellen, Scotland
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Beautiful setting, interesting historical ruins

We visited the Kildalton Cross site with our island guide Christine. The church ruins and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve_J31522
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Just beautiful

This is a timeless work of art and an absolute must for any visitor to Islay. It's just oozes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The_Peever
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Inverness
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
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“cakes” (10 reviews)
“narrow road” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Port Ellen, Scotland
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"tea and coffee"
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"cakes"
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"narrow road"
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"parish church"
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"small money"
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"honesty box system"
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"worth a visit"
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"historical place"
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"ardbeg distillery"
in 5 reviews
"rolling hills"
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"honor system"
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"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"piece of history"
in 2 reviews
"single track"
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"sunny day"
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"christian"
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"medieval"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Kildalton Cross site with our island guide Christine. The church ruins and the history of the Cross were very interesting with easy access and parking. We are glad it was included in the sights we saw on Islay.

Thank Steve_J31522
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a timeless work of art and an absolute must for any visitor to Islay. It's just oozes history and Celtic culture.

Thank The_Peever
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far past the Ardbeg distillery (unless walking), this old parish church and ancient cross comes complete with a picnic, laid out by one of the adjacent farmers. An honesty box is provided.

Thank incredibish
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needs a bit of thought before you head out here as it isn't local to anything!! Completely breathtaking when you arrive - ancient gravestones, the cross is astonishing, and the views are amazing.

Thank BedfordSaint
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always come back here when visiting Islay, just because there is such a pretty drive up that side of the island and a beautiful destination at the end of it. What was very sweet (literally, I'm sure) is that some lovely person is now...More

Thank Anna096
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place was preserved well. It was very touching to visit here. I do admire people who spent time and energy to preserve this piece of history on Islay.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of Scottish history is the Kildalton cross and amazing to visit and see it for yourself. Even more of a highlight was the coffee and cake on the picnic table for you to help yourself and put money in the honesty...More

1  Thank Pashld
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest Celtic Crosses in Europe. In a beautiful setting and the best part was there was a cooler of fresh baked goods and pots of tea and coffee to be paid for on your honor there which proceeds go to charity.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I’m reading some of these other reviews and wondering how vapid and soulless the authors’ lives must be... 1300 years ago monks built a church and carved a cross in the midst of wild and barbaric Celts. And it still stands. If that doesn’t move...More

Thank DCInsider
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

So worth the trip on the single lane road! Beautiful church ruin and churchyard, views of the sea, and the surrounding countryside.

Thank Cindy L
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