The village of Kilmartin is on the Oban to Lochgilphead road just a mile south of the junction to the East Loch Awe B road. If you are touring this area and you have an interest in history, then you must have time to visit this fascinating area. There are literally hundreds of ancient monuments within a few miles of this village. Included in this are about 150 prehistoric artefacts including standing stones. There are also various cairns, chambered tombs, castles and churches. Kilmartin though very small, also has a museum with a visitors centre and cafe.
Kilmartin House Museum is a well respected and well run establishment which has regular exhibitions.
There are also a few castles of historical significance. Carnasserie Castle just to the immediate north of the village, Dunadd Fort to the south on the River Add which dates from about 500AD, and not from Dunadd is Duntrune Castle which is the seat of Clan Malcolm.
Kilmartin Glen, although not right on the Argyll Coast, is one of great tranquillity and beauty. Kilmartin itself would also appear to have a great sense of tranquillity and also of community and although there is only one shop a hotel and a pub, many people would recommend a that travellers at the very least, stay a few hours.
There is a B road to the north of the village which leads up the east side of Loch Awe which is about 24 miles long. Kilmartin is a perfect place for exploring the local hills and lochs of this area generally, whether you are visiting for historic reasons or you are an outdoor person, walking or cycling or perhaps fishing some of the excellent rivers and lochs in this area
The nearest village to the north is Ardfern and to the south is Crinan. To access information about local accommodation, things to do and local castles use the menu bar on the right.