Inveraray Bell Tower
Fyne Bells, Fyne Views

The bells are rung by visiting and Scottish bellringers throughout the year, although less often in the winter. During a ringing session, which may be up to four hours long, it is possible to watch the ringers at work in the Ringing Chamber and see the bells swinging through 360° in the Bell Chamber. However the main benefit of visiting the tower when the bells are being rung is to hear their glorious tones ring out over Inveraray and Loch Fyne.

The excellent sound of the bells, combined with the unique location of the bell tower in such stunning scenery, means that visiting bands come from all over the UK to experience them. The Inveraray ringing festival is held every year at the end of July. This attracts not only ringers from the UK, many who come back year after year, but also from as far afield as Australia.

The ringing times for 2017 can be seen below.

  Bells swinging at Inveraray Bell Tower
 
Date Time Purpose Affiliation
Saturday 22nd April 10:00 - 15:00 Peal Scottish Association of Change Ringers
Monday 1st May 15:30 - 17:00 Visiting Band Kent County Association of Change Ringers
Wednesday 31st May 15:30 - 17:00 Visiting Band Llandaff & Monmouth Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers
Saturday 10th June 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Guild of Devonshire Ringers and Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers
Friday 28th July 18:00 - 20:00 Ringing Festival N/A
Saturday 29th July 10:00 - 11:30
14:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 19:30
Ringing Festival N/A
Sunday 30th July 10:00 - 10:30
13:30 - 15:30
Ringing Festival N/A
Saturday 20th August 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Worcester Cathedral Guild of Bellringers
Saturday 30th September 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Winchester and Portsmouth Guild of Church Bell Ringers
Saturday 7th October 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers
Saturday 11th November TBC Requiem Mass Scottish Association of Change Ringers
Saturday 25th November 10:00 - 15:00 Peal Scottish Association of Change Ringers
December TBC Carol Service Scottish Association of Change Ringers

Please note the times given are for the visit of the band to the bell tower. Ringing may not be heard throughout the whole period.

 


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All Saints Episcopal Church, Inveraray is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, number SC025646