History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Chapel perhaps founded by monks from Iona.
Several cruciform stones (rough stone crosses) have been found on the site. No one seems to know when Cill Chaitriona was built; if local tradition is correct and it was founded by monks from the first phase of monastic settlement on Iona, that would suggest a date between, say, 600 and 800 AD. Or, if the monks came from the second phase of monastic activity on Iona, that would place the building of the chapel at a time after 1200.
About Cill Chaitriona
Address: Colonsay, Balnahard, Argyll and Bute, Strathclyde, Scotland
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Follow the track past Balnahard Farm towards Balnahard Bay. The chapel is beside a livestock pen to the left of the track.
We've 'tagged' this attraction information to help you find related historic attractions and learn more about major time periods mentioned.
Historic Time Periods:
Find other attractions tagged with:
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Clach A'Pheanais (Balnahard) Standing Stone - 0 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Colonsay Whale Sculpture - 1.1 miles (Countryside)
St Columba's Well - 1.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Isle of Colonsay - 2.5 miles (Island)
Tobar Oran Sculptured Stone - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Colonsay House Gardens - 2.7 miles (Garden)
Buaile Riabhach Stone Circle - 4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Scalasaig Standing Stones - 4.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Cill Chaitriona:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Cill Chaitriona. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts