Kilmartin has one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic monuments in the UK. Within 6 miles of Kilmartin there are over 150 prehistoric sites: standing stones, cup and ring-marked rocks, cists, cairns, stone circles.
And it isn’t just a place for pre-history, Dunadd, the hill fort which was the seat of power of the Celtic kingdom of Dalriada is only one of many hill forts in the glen. Continue reading →
Glenfinnan is the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie came ashore in 1745 from France with the intention of gaining the throne. He raised he standard at Glenfinnan and clansmen started to rally to the Jacobite cause. It’s a lovely place for a history-themed day-out combined with a walk with fabulous views. Continue reading →
Castle Stalker is more than 550 years old, though an earlier fortification has been on the site nearly 700 years. It is in a stunning position on a small rocky island in the Firth of Lorn, with a backdrop of myriad islands, mountains and the outcrops of a rugged coastline. Continue reading →
Just north of Cuil, close to the site of the old Ballachullish ferry are two memorials that tell the story of the Appin Murder.
The first memorial, on the old Ballachullish-Oban road through Lettermore wood, marks the spot where, on 14th May 1752, Colin Roy Campbell of Glenure, also known as the Red Fox, was murdered by a single musket shot.