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 2018 can be seen below.

  Bells swinging at Inveraray Bell Tower
 
Date Time Purpose Affiliation
Saturday 19th May 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Winchester & Portsmouth Guild of Church Bell Ringers
Saturday 23rd June TBC Peal Scottish Association of Change Ringers
Saturday 7th July 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Ancient Society of College Youths
Friday 27th July 18:00 - 20:00 Ringing Festival N/A
Saturday 28th July 11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 19:30
Ringing Festival N/A
Sunday 29th July 12:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 15:30
Ringing Festival N/A
Saturday 25th August 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers
Saturday 29th September 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Worcester Cathedral Guild of Bellringers
Saturday 20th October 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Around Ringers
Saturday 10th November 11:00 - 12:30 Requiem Mass Scottish Association of Change Ringers
Saturday 11th November 11.02 - 15.00 Peal First World War Armistice Centenary Ringing
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