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.

  Bells swinging at Inveraray Bell Tower
 
Date Time Purpose
Saturday 6th April 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
Saturday 27th April 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
Saturday 18th May 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
Saturday 8th June 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
Saturday 15th June 14:30 - 16:00 Quarter Peal
Friday 26th July 18:00 - 20:00 Ringing Festival
Saturday 27th July 14:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 19:30
Ringing Festival
Sunday 28th July 12:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 15:30
Ringing Festival
Saturday 24th August 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
Thursday 5th September 15:30 - 17:00 General Ringing
Saturday 28th September 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
Saturday 12th October 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
Saturday 2nd November 11:00 - 16:00 Peal
November TBC 1 hour TBC Requiem Mass for the War Dead
Saturday 23rd November 10.00 - 15.00 Peal
December TBC 18:00 - 19:00 Carol Service

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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Inveraray Bell Tower SCIO is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, number SC050075