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 2019 can be seen below.

  Bells swinging at Inveraray Bell Tower
 
Date Time Purpose Affiliation
Saturday 11th May 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Society of Royal Cumberland Youths
Saturday 8th June 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Durham & Newcastle Diocesan Association of Church Bellringers
Saturday 13th July 11:00 - 16:00 Peal St Martin’s Guild of Church Bellringers for the Diocesan of Birmingham
Friday 26th July 18:00 - 20:00 Ringing Festival N/A
Saturday 27th July 14:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 19:30
Ringing Festival N/A
Sunday 28th July 12:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 15:30
Ringing Festival N/A
Saturday 7th September 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Ancient Society of College Youths
Saturday 28th September 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Worcester Cathedral Guild of Bellringers
Saturday 12th October 11:00 - 16:00 Peal Bristol Society
Saturday 2nd November 11:00 - 12:30 Requiem Mass for the War Dead Scottish Association of Change Ringers
Saturday 23rd 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