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Historic Kilbride

Located three miles south of Oban in Lerags, Historic Kilbride has played an important part in Scotland’s history and is connected to figures such as Robert Bruce, Alexander II and the Clan MacDougall.

In 1249 Alexander II “granted the see of Argyll the Parish Church of St Bride the Virgin in Lorn”. There are some 319 known graves at Kilbride, dating from as far back as the 13th century to the present day. But its history goes much deeper. For hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years this has been a special place for prayer, contemplation and gathering, and Kilbride Kirk continues to play an important part in the community. Kilbride was abandoned in the 19th century and left to ruin, but since 2000, a small, but plucky, group of volunteers have donated time, money and labour to rescue this important historic site, which can be toured on your own or with a guide, by appointment.


Explore Historic Kilbride on personal guided tour with our cemetery expert and archaeologist guide. If you are looking for things to do in Oban, a walking tour or graveyard tour is a great idea. Get in touch today to book your private day tour with Imagine Alba!


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