Sample Post: Historic Kilmun

The Argyll Mausoleum 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.

Kilmun Church building

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.

Several famous people are buried here, including Elizabeth Blackwell who was the first women to be registered as a licensed doctor in the UK, Lewis Fry Richardson who pioneered modern weather forecasting and David Napier, marine engineer and entrepreneur.

Argyll Mausoleum

Inside the church building is Historic Kilmun Visitor Centre, which boasts a small museum of carefully preserved artefacts and a modern touch screen information point. Here you can learn all sorts of things about the site, the ECHO trails and the Faith in Cowal pilgrim sites.

Historic Kilmun Visitor Centre

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