28. Our Lady, Star of the Sea

Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

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Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched atop a crag in Castlebay. The church dominates the bay and is a beacon for returning boats. It is built of local granite, and a bell and clock were added to the tower in 1891.

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