A good starting point for exploring the many archaeological sites is the Kilmartin House Museum. To get an idea as to the location of these sites take a look at the museum's interactive map.
Listen to BBC Radio Scotland's 'Out of Doors' programme about the Kingdom of Dalriada.
A fine example can be seen at Temple Wood just south of Kilmartin.
Going into Neolithic Burial Chambers
Five Neolithic and Bronze Age burial cairns form a linear cemetery in Kilmartin Glen. Within the north cairn chamber are axe head carvings on a burial cist.
There is a fine collection of grave slabs at Kilmory Chapel, Loch Sween.
Following the Drove Roads
The Days of the Drove Roads.
Learn more about the drove roads at Kilmartin Museum.
Finding Cup and Ring Marked
Stone Age Art
There are many rock carvings to be seen here. Cup and Ring marked stones often consist of a concave depression surrounded by concentric circles. Some times a linear channel, known as a gutter, leads from the centre. Their locations in Dalriada can be found on the Kilmartin Museum's Interactive map.
Find out more about the Dunadd Historic Grave Stones Group at the Kilmartin Museum.
There are medieval chapels at both Kilmory on Loch Sween and Keills overlooking the Sound of Jura.
Visit Carnassarie Castle and Castle Sween, one of the oldest surviving castles in Scotland.
The countryside is dotted with many Duns (Gaelic for fort). Dunadd (fort on the River Add) is the most famous but there are many more listed on the interactive map on the Kilmartin Museum map.
Many of the lochs contain crannogs. Crannogs were circular settlements often raised on stilts upon an artificial island. They formed small, easily defended settlements. They can be identified today as small tree covered islands. Those within the Dalriada area are listed on the Kilmartin Museum map.
Finding abandoned villages
Visit the abandoned settlement of Arichonan
Have a go at carrying a large basket of seaweed on your head up a hill to improve the ground for tatties. Or go and see where someone else did it. Lazy beds are most easily identified when the sun is low in the sky making landscape features easier to identify. They were raised banks used for the cultivation of arable crops with narrow drainage channels in between them.
Find out more with an audio walk.