Eilean Mor: St Cormac's Chapel
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The chapel is a small rectangular structure some 38 x 20 feet. After 1600 it was used as an inn, which accounts for the fireplaces at the west end. The building encloses an earlier structure about 13 x 10 feet which now forms the chancel. To the south of the chapel are two standing crosses (one is a replica) and close by is a cave once used as an anchorite cell. On the walls of the cave are carved two 8th century crosses, while close to the mouth of the cave is a second, small chapel.
Eilean Mor is part of the McCormaig group of islands that lie at the mouth of Loch Sween, in the Sound of Jura.
About Eilean Mor: St Cormac's Chapel
Address: Kilmory, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: On an islet off the coast of Knapdale. Open access, but you will need to arrange a boat from the mainland.
Website: Eilean Mor: St Cormac's Chapel
Photo Credit: Donald MacDonald, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Keills Chapel - 3.6 miles (Historic Church)
Castle Sween - 3.7 miles (Castle)
St Columba's Cave - 5.3 miles (Historic Building)
Kilberry Sculptured Stones - 7.4 miles (Museum)
Avinagillan Standing Stone - 11.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Tarbert Castle - 13.1 miles (Castle)
Clachan Church Grave Slabs - 13.4 miles (Historic Church)
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