Argyll’s Hidden Gem
ST CONAN’S KIRK IN NOW OPEN. PLEASE FOLLOW NORMAL HYGIENE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Please do not visit it EITHER of the following apply:
• You or someone in your household has any symptoms of Covid-19 i.e. new persistent cough, and/or fever, and/or change/loss of sense of smell or taste. If this is the case, you must self-isolate at home; seek testing for people with symptoms via NHS Inform; and NOT visit until your self-isolation period is complete.
• You have been in contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19 and have therefore been advised to self-isolate by NHS Test & Protect (contact tracing service).
Please see www.nhsinform.scot for more information on essential precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Located in beautiful Argyll and Bute, Saint Conan’s Kirk is one the most popular things to visit in Argyll.
St Conan’s Kirk in the village of Lochawe attracts visitors from all over the world with its magical lochside setting and easily reached location. From the road the Kirk gives few clues about the amazing architecture both inside and out. It is exceptional both in style and surroundings, with a strong sense of peace and inherent spirituality. Although one of the most popular visitor attractions in Argyll, the surprising size of the Kirk means that there are days when you can feel you have the place all to yourself.
Designed and built by Walter Douglas-Campbell, the Kirk is unique in having an example of almost every style of church architecture. Highlights include the Norman doorway, the Gothic flying buttresses, a Celtic cross, the Arts and Crafts carvings, the Saxon tower and even a Stone circle. There is a surprise at every turn! In addition, Walter commissioned some of the finest craftsmen to help decorate the interior. The lochside gardens offer stunning views over the Loch. On this website you can discover more about the Kirk’s history, the conservation challenges we face and the cultural events offered throughout the year. During your visit there are many things to see.
Kirk Opening Hours
Summer (April to September) 9am – 6pm, Winter (October to March) 9am – 5pm. (Note: The Kirk may closed for events, for more info visit See calendar for details
Tearoom Opening Hours
Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm. Please check Kirk Tearoom for more info
Entrance by Donation
Entrance is by donation which goes towards the restoration and upkeep of the Kirk. You can donate in the Kirk using cash. Suggested amount £3 per person, great value for one of argyll’s best visitor attrations. Donations after your visit can be made online through our Donation Webpage