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Argyll & Bute

This year's Argyll and Bute Doors Open Day will virtually showcase buildings from across the region.  From historically significant buildings and the last Victorian wooden Pier in the UK, Argyll and Bute offers a huge choice of buildings large and small.

Argyll and Bute's Doors Open Days weekend is 26th and 27th September.

Each of our participants will showcase their buildings via a series of links which will take you to images, virtual tours and other resources which will allow you to see our stunning range of historically significant buildings and areas.

And don't forget to leave us feedback on your experiences by completing our visitor survey.  you could even win a prize!

As part of our Virtual Doors Open Day this year we have a Talking Tenements webinar in partnership with Under One Roof;

https://www.bigmarker.com/under-one-roof-scotland/Talking-Tenements-in-Argyll-Doors-Open-2020

 

 

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Argyll Mausoleum and Historic Kilmun

Historic Kilmun describes the visitor centre within St Munns church, the Argyll Mausoleum, the collegiate tower and surrounding ancient graveyard. From our earliest gravestone, dated at about 700 AD to the beautiful stained glass and water organ of the 19th century church this site represents Scotlands history. We have the grave of the first woman doctor in the UK, and her bible. We have almost all of the Dukes of Argyll, one of Scotlan?s most influential families, We mort safes to prevent grave robbing and some amazing gravestones. A bronze statue created by Princess Louise, the 4th daughter of Queen Victoria, and a golden boar?s head. The collegiate church tower where the Lamonts murdered the Campbells, shortly before the Campbells retaliated by surrounding Toward Castle and when the Lamonts surrendered, executing them.The mausoleum although built in 1795 was renovated and rebuilt by the 9th Duke of Argyll and has an amazing cast iron domed roof created by the shipyards of the Clyde.The whole site should be open apart from during the church service on Sunday morning.?

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Campbeltown Heritage Centre

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26-27 September 2020

Campbeltown Heritage Centre is a museum and heritage centre which is the main repository for social history for the Kintyre Peninsula from around 1700 to the present day. The centre stands on the site of the Gaelic Free Church. Built in 1868, it was believed to have come as a numbered kit by sea from Beauvais in France. Because of the striking alternating colour scheme of its stonework, it became known as the ‘Tartan Kirk”. The Church closed in 1990 when the congregation amalgamated with the Lowland Church in Longrow. In 1995, the Church was transformed into the Heritage Centre, reflecting the wealth of local history and becoming a haven of music and drama. The building retains an attractive “rose” window in the West gable.

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