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When we stayed on Skye we stayed in a tiny cottage at Crepigill.
Id read about an small island in the middle of the local river so walked down to the nearby River Snizort and found a small bridge foot bridge to St Columbas Island in the middle of the river. The island is the site of the first churches on Skye and was the site of this, believe it or not, cathedral from the 11th century to the 15th century for the Bishops of the Isles. Stone work for some buildings remain (see WS) but the only substantial building is a chapel where the graves of 28 Nicholson clan chiefs remain in the very cosy small chapel. There are also a couple of crusader graves (see WS), one in the chapel and one in the open a very atmospheric place.
The chapels and cathedral are all tiny and you can see how small the cathedral is. There are no signposts to this interesting site despite its historical significance and you have to hunt to find any information on the internet. If you go there you will be guaranteed to have a very interesting place to yourself.

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