St Conan's Kirk

St Conan's Kirk, Loch Awe

St Conan's Kirk
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
St Conan's Kirk is a beautiful and facinating Kirk in Argyle. It was designed and built by Walter Campbell to save his mother travelling six miles to the nearest church! A self-taught designer, Walter designed it to contain most architectural styles and visitors find something new to see every visit. It is open most days from 9 to 5pm and entry is by donation. Highlights include the Cloisters, the stunning Ambulatory and the Bruce Chapel which contains a fragment of Robert the Bruce's bone. Your donation is used for the program of repairs. More information about special events is on the website.
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1-2 hours
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N.Yorks64 contributions
Ali e in Wonderland
Jun 2021
A gothic mix of weird and spectacularly wonderful. Got to see it to believe it. The architecture is simply wonderful and a feast for the imagination. Gardens surrounding it are a picture too.
Written 11 June 2021
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Bridlington, UK448 contributions
Lucky find
Jun 2021 • Couples
What a lucky find this is we pull over and went in the cafe first and had a very nice sandwich and a cup of tea served by a lovely lady and at a very reasonable price so we had a look around the Kirk and it was amazing so much work went in to building it and now maintaining it it's a proper masterpiece of it's time and I bet it cost a few bob its definitely worth a hour of your time ..
Written 10 June 2021
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Laura G
Crossford, UK6 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2021
Driven past here numerous times and never stopped. So glad we did what an amazing place and worthy of a generous donation . Small cafe on site.
Written 10 June 2021
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Adenian
1 contribution
A must visit.
May 2021 • Friends
This a gem! Fabulous lochside position. Beautiful tranquil gardens. Truly lovely building. Amazing it was built entirely by private subscription and, even today, is not attached or supported by any denomination. A must visit!
Written 2 June 2021
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Trudi M
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Hidden kirk
Jun 2021
Brilliant stop off point on the way to Oban. Lots to see inside and beautiful gardens. Small cafe to get a bite to eat. Free to enter but do have donation boxes out which are contributing to fabulous restoration.
Written 2 June 2021
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happywanderer1960
Carnoustie, UK1,596 contributions
Cracking free vist
May 2021 • Couples
Found on the road passing lachlan awe
Picturesque kirk and free to visit but donations taken for restoration .building a cracker ..gargoyles and the way they have done the drain water pipes in comical ..u gotta see it to believe it ..parking at kirk free and also a cafe for refreshments on the grounds ..well worth a visit if in the area ..
Written 1 June 2021
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Martin P
Perth, UK129 contributions
Very interesting and informative
May 2021
Excellent 'stop off' point on the way to/from Oban. This is a building with many many different styles of architecture. Overlooking the Loch together with cafe for drinks and light snacks. This is the resting place of part of the bone from Rob Roy's shoulder. Service are held regularly on a Sunday.
Written 25 May 2021
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Cameron
Caerphilly, UK1 contribution
St Conan LochAwesome
Apr 2021 • Couples
A hidden jewel. I’ve never seen such an amazing church. Just a short visit this time but warrants another visit. Fascinating history.
Written 19 May 2021
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KDC
14 contributions
A Must See Hidden Gem!
Nov 2020
We stumbled upon St. Conan's Kirk while taking a drive from Glencoe to Oban. This place is so beautiful. It is so tranquil and picturesque. The church itself has so many fascinating details, nooks, and crannys. It is small, but magnificent. On the lawn between the loch and the kirk I felt like I had stepped into some fairy tale. It felt like the beast's forgotten castle. We saw it in November and it was stunning, and I would love to go back to see it in spring or summer when things are in bloom!
Written 22 November 2020
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Amy Esson
2 contributions
"Fantastic location, architecture and history"
Nov 2020 • Couples
Fantastic location, architecture and history, a must see! What a great place to spend an hour, both the Kirk and grounds are fantastic. Well worth a visit if in the area or on your way to Oban.
Written 22 November 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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