Tower Rooftop

The first Ulster-Scots settlers to arrive in this area would have found a ruined medieval church. Known as the ‘Visible Church’ because of its commanding position on top of a hill overlooking Strangford Lough and the beautiful drumlin landscape, it was repaired and became an important centre of Ulster-Scots religious life.

The present church was built in 1830 at a cost of £1200, and its tower can be seen from miles around.

The graveyard is densely packed with stones of all periods from the 17th century, the oldest being dated 1672.