We were on the Isle of Benbecula, part of The Outer Hebrides on holiday in 2014, when we suddenly passed this cemetery……. so of course we reversed, a little difficult in a large motor home, but husband was getting better with each passing day. I had spied a little ruined building, which I just had to find out about. Again there was an information board, as there are so many sites on all of the islands, it would be really difficult with out them. We had come across the ‘Medieval Graveyard and Chapel of Baile nan Cailleach’, now that sounds worth exploring. Luckily the rain held off, although there were some nasty black clouds, so I was able to spent a little time exploring the little chapel and graveyard.
I took some close photos of the board, really to copy, but they came out quite clear, so I thought I would use them to give you some details of this ancient place.
The following drawing shows you how the graveyard has built up over time around the little chapel. I think I would have liked to have seen the chapel a little more consolidated, but really interesting to realise that you are only seeing half of the chapel. So I was really pleased that we had taken the time to stop and linger a little, in this ancient site.
On our holiday of May 2014