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“Special Place”

Nendrum Monastic Site
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Comber
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Special Place”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

The location of this monastic site is simply stunning. Beautiful place
Views out over Strangford Lough. Very peaceful and a lovely place to see some of the beautiful scenery that Northern Ireland has to offer

Visited March 2014
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English first
Dromore, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Inspiring”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Nendrum is found at the end of a narrow winding road which hugs the lough shore . Water to one side, lush farmland on the other. The site gas a small car lark, and access is through a gate and up the hill. As you climb the earth works and reach the top. The stone remains lie before you. Nothing but the sound of wind, bird call and your own heart beat will disturb the silence. Sitting on the wall which encircles the site, looking over the lough, imagination can take you to what it may have been like in its hey day. Other than that, sitting and letting the sights and sounds of nature delight your senses is enough to restore your energy and calm the mind.

Visited June 2013
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County Down
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“atmospheric dusk”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Silence, the traces of the old port only just recognisable, swans beyond the reeds. A view across the Quoile to the cathedral on the hill. Peace.

Visited October 2013
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Edinburgh
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17 reviews
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“Tranquil, spiritual and beautiful”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We were recommended this visit and, although tricky to find, it is well worth the effort. It was quite a grey day when we set off, but the low cloud on the journey over the narrow causeways and around the waters edge truly added an air of mystery and atmosphere. The ruins on the site and information boards are very interesting; it's packed with history and science (how did we forget to use tidal energy?) and I found it easy to imagine how the people lived and functioned in this remote location. The small, unobtrusive information centre is educational, both for adults and children.

Visited August 2013
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Good place to unwind”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Interesting old archaeological site, complete with informative boards. Had the place to ourselves when we visited, so was nice place to kick back and take in Strangford Lough. Small site but worth a visit if you are in the area and can find it!

Visited September 2013
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