village of Kilmartin is on the
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
also a few castles of historical significance.
just to the immediate north of the
Dunadd Fort to the south on the River Add which dates
from about 500AD, and not from Dunadd is
which is the seat of Clan Malcolm.
KilmartinGlen, 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
nearest village to the north is Ardfern and to the south is
information about local accommodation, things to do and local
castles use the menu bar on the right.