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Address: A685, Scotland

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Interesting Ruin

Really enjoyed reading about the Trinity Temple and wandering through the ruins. Nice walk to the ruins through sheep paddock.

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Janette L
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Ravenshoe
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Really enjoyed reading about the Trinity Temple and wandering through the ruins. Nice walk to the ruins through sheep paddock.

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Ross and Cromarty, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Well worth a visit. Excellent brochure available throughout island and in most accommodation which gives brief background. There is a short walk involved which crosses a final unpathed stretch which may cause problems for some particularly after wet weather.

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

You need to do your research before you go to really appreciate this one. Small signs near the parking area indicate the site of the Blar Charanais (Battle of Carinish) in 1601 - fought as part of a feud between the MacDonalds of Sleat and MacLeods during the early 1600s. Not a lot to see now, but the landscape still... More 

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Thank Alix K
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I'd read up on the history of this place prior to visit which made my visit extremely enjoyable! It helped that the weather was beautiful too.

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Thank SheonaghC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place and good signage. Make sure to swot up on the local history to get the most of your visit!

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Thank Katie B
Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

It's an old ruin. You have to do your homework to understand what you're looking at. This is one of the places where Duns Scotus and other ecclesiastical scholars kept the light of knowledge and culture alive while England was stumbling through the Dark Ages.So much for backward Gaels!!

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Thank Veteran44
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I visited this site on a recent Hebridean tour. It sits just a short walk off the main road through North Uists. The first thing that meets you are the signs showing the Ditch of Blood from the battle in 1601. The temple itself is ruins which stand with a good view of the coast. Interesting place to visit and... More 

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Thank ScottishTraveller082
Beverly, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Trinity Temple is walk from the parking area through a sheep pasture. The ruins are set overlooking the water, and I spent a pleasant 20 minutes or so wandering around the graveyard and building ruins. Very interesting to read about the history and be able to appreciate the site.

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Thank lirwin13
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Of interest to history buffs and those who love the Islands. Not many interpretation boards so a guidebook is useful but even then there isn't much material. Close to some good local B&Bs. A scenic setting for dramatic photography in the right weather.

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Thank shaggyd0g1
Scotland
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

When visiting Uist try to visit as many of these sites as you can. There may be great buildings in many cities but these have a lot more to say about our ancestors.

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