Over a thousand years ago, an Irish holy man called Fintan Munnu started one of the first Christian communities in the west of Scotland here.The cell or chapel of Munnu gave the village its name: Kilmun.
Munnu became a Saint, and his reputation made Kilmun an important sacred place.The powerful Campbell clan, who became Lords, Earls and then Dukes of Argyll, adopted it as their spiritual home.They paid priests to pray for their souls, and their dead are buried in a grand mausoleum.
Hundreds of years later, a new church was built to house the tourists who came to Kilmun for its beauty and fresh air. Rich people supported it by paying for colourful stained glass windows instead of prayers. In the churchyard, intriguing gravestones bear witness to the loves, hopes and work of the people who have lived here through the centuries.
Opening Dates / Times
We are open from the first Thursday in April until the last Saturday in October
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 - 4.00pm and at other times by arrangement, please phone 07887856514.
Visiting by arrangement, please phone 07887856514 to arrange.
Admission £4.00 for adults, including a leaflet describing the site. There is no charge for young people under the age of 16 years.
Due to the restrictions in place limiting the spread of Covid 19, we are unable to offer refreshments until further notice.
The church may occasionally be closed for services for up to two hours, so if travelling any distance please check beforehand.
Groups or coach parties please notify us in advance and refreshments may be available. If your coach trip is on any other day to this area then please call and we will endevour to make arrangements to accommodate your party by appointment only.
When we are closed it may be possible to arrange a visit, but please allow 7 days’ notice.
When the Visitor Centre is closed, outdoor information panels will help you explore this fascinating, peaceful place.
Argyll and Bute
We hope you enjoy your visit.