Luss Parish Church

For over 1500 years a church has stood on the banks of Loch Lomond.

About this church

The buildings may have chaged over time but the outstanding beauty of the area hasn't. With the loch and Ben Lomond right on our doorstep, we boast one of the most scenic locations for a church.

The ancient settlement of Luss in Scotland has been a place of Christian pilgrimage for 1,500 years. It sits on the banks of Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest inland lake, and lies within Scotland's first national park, the Trossachs National Park.

The parish church is dedicated to St Kessog who preached here and died at the hands of Druids in 520. St MacKessog, or Kessog, brought Christianity from Ireland in the 6th century and founded a monastery on neighbouring Inchtavannach (island of the monks). 

Luss is home to around 250 people but receives some 750,000 visitors each year, many of them wanting to visit the church. Luss has built a Pilgrimage Centre which has meeting and craft rooms, and a cinema room.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Wildlife haven
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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