Kilmartin: Prehistoric landscapes

Kilmartin
Kilmartin © David Gill

One of my favourite prehistoric landscapes has to be at Kilmartin, in Argyll, Scotland. Visitors can explore standing stone alignments, circles, cairns as well as cup-and-ring marks. The monuments are in the care of Historic Scotland and form part of a carefully managed landscape interpreted by the museum in Kilmartin village.

The remoteness of the glen contrasts with the popularity of some of the Wiltshire prehistoric landscapes around Avebury and Stonehenge.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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