All Bronze Age & Prehistoric sites

  • Castle Dounie

    Castle Dounie is an Iron Age Fort on a high hilltop above Crinan. There are terrific views from here towards Jura and Mull. Nearby, along the shore from Crinan is Sailor’s Grave. The sailor died aboard his yacht of Cholera in the 19th century off Ardnoe Point. To reach Castle Read more [...]

  • Crarae Gardens

    Crarae is one the finest examples of Himalayan-style woodland gardens in Britain. The 50 acre site is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the banks of Loch Fyne in Argyll, Scotland. Crarae Garden was created in 1912 by Lady Grace Campbell, the aunt of intrepid plant hunter Read more [...]

  • Dalriada Heritage Trail

    The Dalriada Heritage Trail was created in 2010. It links Carnasserie Castle through Kilmartin Glen and the Moine Mhor National Nature Reserve to Dunadd Fort and on through ancient Atlantic oak woodlands to the Crinan Canal and Achnabreac cup and ring marked rocks. Free video trails can be downloaded here Read more [...]

  • Dunaad Fort

    This spectacular site in Kilmartin Glen, near Lochgilphead, has been occupied since the Iron Age. The well-preserved hill fort was a stronghold of Dalriada, the kingdom of the Scotti and is believed to have been the site where the ancient Kings of Scotland were crowned. On top of the hill Read more [...]

  • Kilmartin Glen

    Kilmartin Glen has one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland. The best place to start your exploration is from Kilmartin Museum. Click here to listen to archaeologist Neil Oliver’s walking tour of the glen.

  • The Formation of Dalriada

    “Knaps” and “dales” are shaped by folded Dalradian Schists (metamorphosed marine sediments). Here lie lochans, long sea lochs and hills. Each is different, supporting a variety of habitats and wildlife. When the river that drained Loch Awe down to Loch Crinan was blocked by an ice wall during the last Read more [...]