What travelers are saying
- Kilmartin Glen is where you can feel the presence of ancient peoples from one end of the valley to the impressive fort on the other end miles away. Get ready to walk through history from the Kilmartin Church to the trail of prehistoric sites.
A must see to better grasp the scale of history from 5000 years ago.Written July 11, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A wonderful drive to Kilmartin and easy walk over a beautiful brae to get to a meadow with standing stones of 3000+ years old that marked the movements of the heavens. Then onto the Temple Wood Stone Circle and then a wee walk further to the North and South Cairns. Incredible history and stories surrounding ceremony and the recordings of life, death and the attention to the alignment of the stars. If only we took such time today to celebrate such things. Worth every moment walking through the quiet fields.Written May 22, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a great castle to view. The walk up to the castle takes about 10 minutes from the car park. Entrance is free and the castle is very well preserved. However care is needed when accessing the stairs to the very top. The reward is a wonderful view of the surrounding area.
Well worth a visit.Written September 3, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- An amazing wee church with a lot of Templar graves ,the history of this place really interesting,a very nice area we’re the church is situatedWritten May 2, 2023
- The Kilmartin museum is a must if you are in the area. The museum is relatively new and its strength is the multi media approach to presentation and learning. The building is well designed offering a walk through the presentation areas and an insight into bronze age artefacts and the history of the Kilmartin area. The museum links to amazing walks to sights that offer access to cairns, standing stones and burial sights. We learned so much from our visit and enjoyed our walk through the local countryside immensely.Written September 25, 2023
- This is area is one of the most historic places in the UK for ancient art if acts dating back thousands of years. Situated in a meadow and well sign posted. A very pleasant walk just taking in the significanceWritten January 11, 2022
- All part of the walk in the valley and so worth seeing it. The kids really enjoyed it as you could acutally get up close to really experience it. Well worth the visit.Written May 5, 2019
- Glebe cairn is just the start of a row of four - and it is the least interesting. Just a pile of stones really, whereas you can actually clamber into the others. Well worth walking just a couple of Km down the track to the others, taking in Temple Wood and some standing stones as you do.Written May 31, 2018
- This is one of our favourite cairns, and you can go down into the chamber. However, take great care as the trapdoor is very heavy. Also it slides not lifts and you can jog it off its runners if you try to lift it.
Going in though is fabulously atmospheric and worth some effort!
From here you can see up the valley towards the village, and all the other cairns are in easy distance as are standing stones and Temple Wood site..
You have to climb a stile to get into the site, but the steps are shallow and there is a pole.
Written May 10, 2016
- The prehistoric Ballymeanoch standing stones and stone circles (much like depicted in the Outlander television series) are worth a stop when visiting the Kilmartin Glen. The stones are located in an active pasture. Hence, after visiting the stones, be prepared to clean your shoes well before returning to the airport and having to declare your shoes for walking in livestock areas (cleaning with anti-bacterial wet wipes was acceptable to US Customs).Written October 28, 2019
- This church has a special plce in my heart and the Minister who preaches here is a fantastic character.Written July 17, 2017
- If you are interested in places of historical importance and beautiful scenery this is a must. A place for contemplation.Written October 10, 2020
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