Intrepid Time Traveller at Ballymeanoch Stones, Kilmartin Glen

This morning, I collected guest from Glasgow and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • North, past Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and Arrochar to Rest and be thankful where we stopped for photos.

Rest and be thankful, Argyll, Scotland

  • Next, west to Loch Fyne and then a brief refreshment stop at the planned 18th century town of Inveraray.

Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland

  • Next, we went south, tracking the western side of Loch Fyne, through Lochgilphead and then north towards Oban to our destination of Kilmartin House Museum. After time at the museum we visited key sites in Kilmartin Glen, Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscape populated with a mix of burial cairns, stone circles, standing stones, rock carvings and Scotland’s only henge all of which date from around 3500 BC to 1500 BC.

Medieval Graveslabs at Kilmartin Church

 

Cist Burial inside Nether Largie North Cairn

Nether Largie Mid Cairn

 

Nether Largie South Chambered Cairn

Temple Wood Circle, Kilmartin Glen, Scotland

Nether Largie Stones, Kilmartin Glen

Baluachraig Carvings, Kilmartin Glen

Dunchraigaig Cairn, Kilmartin Glen

Ballymeanoch Stones, Kilmartin Glen

Achnabreck Carvings, Kilmartin Glen

This was a rewarding trip tempered by indifferent weather. Fortunately, the worst of the rain held off until end of the day in course of our return trip to Glasgow.

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