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Historic Kilmun

25 September 2021 (10:00-16:00)

26 September 2021 (12:00-16:00)

Argyll & Bute

A church graveyard, ruined tower and mausoleum. The history of Scotland in a small country village. From royalty to traitors, from the first woman doctor to body snatchers and some of the best stained glass in Scotland. One of only two remaining water organs in Scotland.

The Argyll Mausoelum is located adjacent to Kilmun Church in the village of Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland on the shores of the Holy Loch. The history of Scotland has been associated with this area for thousands of years. The earliest known peoples settled here around 3500 BC; the 6th century Columban monk Fintan Munnu (Mun) built his chapel here; the Vikings explored here; there was a thriving mediaeval community; and the Victorian wealthy built their villas. People have been making their mark here for centuries.

The Argyll Mausoleum was built in 1790 to house the remains of the Dukes and Earls of Argyll, Chiefs of the Clan Campbell, and their families. The current building replaces an earlier chapel and records indicate that Clan Campbell chiefs have been buried here since the 15th century. The last burial was of the 10th Duke in 1949

Digital Resources

Historic Kilmun

Please see the link for TV presenter Paul Murton's visit to view the Water Organ at Historic Kilmun.

Watch a short film!

Key Information

Architect: unknown

Address
  • St Munns Church
  • Kilmun
  • PA23 8SE