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Kilmartin Glen, Scotland

 
There is more to Kilmartin Glen than lambs, ewes and rams. This green, glacial valley is an outdoor museum. More than 350 age-old ruins and relics - burial cairns, standing stones, stone circles, and rock art - speckle this sheep-spotted basin. Take a walking tour of Kilmartin Glen. Hike public rights of way. Crisscross farmland. Enjoy nature. Marvel at Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age remains. Start your visit at Kilmartin House. View a slideshow. Learn about old stones. Plan your visit to coincide with the lambing season (March to May) and turn an archaeology adventure into animal escapade... Read More. Visit Kilmartin Churchyard and see some of the oldest gravestones in Scotland. End your journey at the museum café; it boasts some of the best food in Argyll.
Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin Glen

Alfredo De Simone

Kilmartin Churchyard

Kilmartin Churchyard

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Kilmartin Glen

Kilmartin Glen

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Kilmartin Glen reviews
 

How to make it fun for youngsters

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Submitted on 05 March 2010 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy

You don't have to forego a hike in Kilmartin Glen just because you're traveling with young children. But as if with any walk, you won't make it far unless it's fun. Counting lambs is something all kids find amusing, observing them is more exciting still. Collecting rocks and building a small cairn is an easy way to turn a walk into game. A cheap flute makes walking fun and keeps little feet from focusing on the length of the journey. (Sheep don't mind if they play loud or out of tune.)

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