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About Historic Kilmun

Historic Kilmun is located 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 7th 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.

Visiting Historic Kilmun is a unique experience.

The 19th century church building with it's magnificent stained glass windows by Stephen Adam.

The fully restored, working water organ one of only a handful in the UK.

The churchyard with gravestones dating back to medieval times  and the final resting place of Elizabeth Blackwell the first female doctor on the British Medical Register.

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


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Historic Kilmun is a fascinating historical and cultural experience with a key role in the life of the community. We hope you enjoy your visit to this fascinating place.

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