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“A well preserved time capsule ”
Review of East Church

East Church
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The church, which has not been used for worship since 1998, has been very well preserved by a charity I have never heard of but who clearly know their business. There is information on boards and in booklets in the church. It charts the history of the church for 4 centuries and is fascinating. It won’t take long-I’d allow 45 minutes- but I think it worth a visit.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were just wandering through Cromarty when we came across the East Church. The exterior was interesting, but the interior was very special and in great shape. They have an extensive description of its past. Scotland is doing a marvelous job in preserving places like this that so easily could have been lost.

Thank casaahha
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Cromarty is a delightful little town anyway but the East Church was most unexpected. Disused now but one of the most evocative buildings of its type we have seen in terms of a lifestyle now gone. The original pews, all of different sizes and the painted woodwork are just some of the interesting features on view. A must-see.

Thank maculafailte
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

The church doesn't look anything from the outside, so we probably wouldn't have gone in, but as they were having a flower and art exhibition we ventured inside. The inside is beautiful and worth a look. The exhibition was an added bonus.

Thank hcbradley
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

To be found, surprisingly on Church Street, this could easily be missed if you do not know it is there, as it is only vaguely recognisable as a church as we know it from the outside and is behind a large wall.

Inside it is even more different from a traditional church, with balconies on 3 sides, all of different style. It is very small inside, but there is sufficient information at hand to get a good insight into it's history. It is no longer used as a church but retains all the attributes. Some very old stones in the graveyard, but unfortunately only a few of them are in a condition where the inscriptions can be read.

Thank PeterLanky
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