Argyll’s Hidden Gem
IMPORTANT: Kirk Open as normal up to 24th December 2020. Open Christmas Day and Boxing Day 10am to 3pm. Then CLOSED Until 31st January 2021.
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
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