Churches in Cowal
Many of the churches of Cowal are exceptional in terms of historic interest, picturesque setting and architecture and well worth a visit.
Kilfinan Church, near the shores of Loch Fyne dates back to the 13th Century. Underneath the north wing is the Lamont burial vault which contains a number of old stones, dating from the 9th to the 18th Century. Parts of the Church are being restored and it is open to the public all year round.
Strachur Church, which sits half a mile from the east shore of Loch Fyne in an oval churchyard, was built in 1789, and rebuilt in 1902-1903. It has a birdcage belfry and ancient medieval burial stones from the chapel field at Strachurmore are inserted into its walls.
Kilmodan Church, near Colintraive is completely restored ; dating from 1783 the present church was built on the site of a previous church constructed in 1610. An impressive collection of 15th and 16th carved grave slabs are exhibited in a burial aisle within Kilmodan Churchyard.
Inverchaolain Church near Toward is a charming building in a delightful setting with a long history associated with the Lamont clan. The Old Manse is a small museum with information on the Lamont clan
Kilmun church is 6 miles from Dunoon; the Church of St Munn was founded beside the Holy Loch in the 10th century. The present church was built in1841. The Campbell Mausoleum was built in 1795.
Faith in Cowal
Faith in Cowal is an informative website which will be of interest to anyone looking to explore the archaeology and history of early Christian Cowal.