Our short break at the Stonefield Castle was only for two nights, so on our second morning we had to pack up and head for home. We took a detour through Knapdale (Gaelic cnap (hill) and dall (field) – the area of Argyll immediately north of Kintyre) stopping at Kilberry.
This was November 11th and, as we arrived at the church just after 11 am, we thought there might be a Remembrance Service on. However, a notice on the gate told us the service wasn’t till 2pm so we were able to have our own moment of remembrance in the beautifully prepared church.
Kilberry also has a collection of medieval grave slabs, dated from 14th to 16th centuries. It’s thought that they came from a burial ground beneath the current bowling green where human bones were found in the 1920s.
Finally, we enjoyed magnificent views over the Isle of Jura before our detour ended and we took the road home to Glasgow. We had another trip planned for the following weekend – Dundee.
Not only are the carved gravestones interesting, but the multicoloured aged rock wall where they are displayed provides an attractive backdrop.
Yes, that’s true!
Those old stones look interesting.
They were indeed.