Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin is an area brimming with historic wonders. This beautiful glen in the midst of the heart of Argyll is one of Scotland’s richest and most important prehistoric landscapes. Within six miles of Kilmartin village there are over 350 ancient monuments, including cairns, standing stones and stones circles. The Iron Age Dunadd Fort an enthralling place to visit.

Kilmartin offers some wonderful walking experiences, and with so many fascinating sites concentrated in such a small area, Kilmartin Glen is easily explored on foot. Kilmartin museum is a great stop, to learn more about Kilmartin glen and its history, watch out for the amazing wildlife when you’re out and about. This wild and sparsely populated region is a haven for all sorts of animals and birds, including red squirrels, pine martens and birds of prey, so be sure to have your camera ready!

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Getting Here

Travel to Inveraray and onwards to Lochgilphead and then onto Kilmartin and near by Crinan by car or bus via the A82 and then the A83. Alternatively, travel via the A85 and then south after Dalmally to Inveraray, or go as far as Oban and then follow the A816 southwards to Kilmartin. Check out West Coast Motors for more details.

You can also catch Calmac ferry connections from Arran or Cowal to Kintyre and then travel northwards to the Kilmartin Glen.