History in Kilmartin

With Narwhal safely tucked up in Oban marina we have been able to inflate our rib and explore some of the local sights and history. First stop was Kilmartin Glen. Getting to Kilmartin is a 45 minute drive south from Oban. The drive itself is fun, passing through the wooded glen with stunning views of the Sound of Jura hiding popping up as unexpected surprises around the many corners. Kilmartin is a history lovers paradise with bronze age cairns or 'cists', standing stone circles and neolithic settlement sites dotted like a treasure trail throughout the glen. We were fortunate to be given our very own guided tour by friends Roger and Annette. If you don't have your own tour guide, Kilmartin Museum provides a good overview of the the sites and a map to guide you on your own archeological treasure hunt.

 Temple Wood stone circle in the bluebells

Temple Wood stone circle in the bluebells

 Grave slab carvings from 900s to 1600s - can you spot the unicorn?

Grave slab carvings from 900s to 1600s - can you spot the unicorn?

 They could be 70's 'flower power' but they were carved in the 1700s

They could be 70's 'flower power' but they were carved in the 1700s