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Dalriada and Kilmartin Glen - 8 hours

Castles, stunning landscapes, standing stones, burial cairns where ancient Scottish Kings crowned.

  • 8 hr
  • From 160 British pounds
  • Oban Taxi Rank or your Accommodation

Service Description

This day trip offers a captivating journey through time, from the haunting ruins of Carnasserie Castle to the ancient mysteries of Kilmartin Glen and the historical significance of Dunadd. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for exploring historical sites and walking. Enjoy your exploration of these fascinating Scottish landmarks! Morning: Departure from Oban (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) Start your day by departing from Oban, a picturesque coastal town on the west coast of Scotland. * Stop 1: Carnasserie Castle Travel south from Oban, enjoying the scenic drive through charming villages and beautiful landscapes. Arrive at Carnasserie Castle, a haunting 16th-century tower house known for its unique design and renaissance detailing. Explore the castle ruins and learn about its history and architectural significance. Take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Depart for Kilmartin Glen. * Stop 2: Kilmartin Glen & Museum (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM) Arrive in Kilmartin Glen, an area with a rich history spanning over 12,000 years, known for its Neolithic and Bronze Age remains. Visit Kilmartin Museum, where you can see ancient artifacts closely connected to the nearby archaeological sites. Take your time exploring the museum's exhibits and learning about the history of the region. Optionally, enjoy lunch at the museum's cafe (additional hour required). * Stop 3: Dunadd (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM) Continue your journey to Dunadd, an Iron Age hillfort believed to be the capital of the ancient kingdom of Dál Riata. Explore the historic site, which has connections to early medieval Scottish history. Learn about the significance of Dunadd and its role in the region's history. Enjoy the panoramic views from the hillfort. * Late Afternoon: Return to Oban After your exploration of Dunadd, begin the scenic drive back to Oban. Along the way, you can stop at additional viewpoints or charming villages if time allows. Arrive back in Oban in the late afternoon or early evening, depending on your pace and any additional stops. Reflect on your day of historical and archaeological discoveries as you enjoy dinner in Oban.

Contact Details


Pickups on the island beside train station/taxi rank or your accommodation Oban train station, Dunollie Road, Oban, UK

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