22 September 2018 (10am - 5pm)
23 September 2018 (12.30pm - 17.30pm)
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.
The history of Argyll, and of Scotland in one small graveyard, church and mausoleum. From royalty to traitors, from the first woman doctor to body snatchers; wonderful stained glass and a unique domed roof created in the Clyde shipyards.