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Overview

Enjoy the quiet tranquility of this isolated medieval church, a stone’s throw from the sea.

St Clement’s Church has been praised as ‘the grandest medieval building in the Western Isles’, and it’s easy to see why. It is one of the most ambitious medieval buildings in the Western Isles, the form of which owes much to its links with Ireland.

The church was founded by Alasdair ‘Crotach’ MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris, 8th chief of Clan MacLeod. He died in 1547, and his remarkable tomb can still be seen in the church’s recess.

Cast and crew of Call the Midwife, swapped Poplar for the Outer Hebrides for their 2019 Christmas Special and St Clement's Church featured in the episode.

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