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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 3 weeks ago
Ursus_Polaris
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Trondheim, Norway
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Well worth a visit when on Papay

A well kept and restored church and grave yard A guide book is available inside for £2.50 which... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
John T
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 12 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

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Reviewed 5 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

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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Lovely and historic Kirk with a timeless view of the water. Fascinating history and deep connections to the Norse. Our guide, Jonathan, was a treat - we got to walk among the gravestones and inside the structure. Neat stop along our tour route for the...More

Thank amybug99
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our day of walking Papa Westray was highlighted when we stumbled upon this beautiful little church and its burying ground. Fully accessible, it carries your back to the times when it was the center of life for the island. Wonderful stone work, a beautiful loft,...More

Thank SteveS999
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