Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Also, some of the circles around the central cup marks are elongated, rather like a keyhole, which is quite strikingly different from the usual concentric arrangement of rings you find elsewhere. Some of the rings are unfinished, and in a few cases the rings enclose more than one cup mark, which is again unusual.
Kilmichael Glassary isn't the most atmospheric site in Kilmartin Glen, being located beside modern houses, and suffering a bit from the encroachment of modern civilisation, but the rock art is striking and well worth the short detour off the A819. This is just one of the incredible array of ancient sites in Kilmartin Glen; just to the south are Achnabreck and Cairnbaan, with similar carved stones.
About Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks
Address: Kilmichael, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Near the schoolhouse at Kilmichael, just off the A816
Website: Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks
OS: NR857 934
Photo Credit: Michael Murray, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Dunadd Fort - 1.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Achnabreck Cup and Ring Marks - 1.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Ballymeanoch Stone Row - 2.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Dunchraigaig Cairn - 2.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Baluachraig Cup And Ring Marks - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Ri Cruin Cairn - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nether Largie Standing Stones - 3.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Kilmichael Glassary Cup and Ring Marks. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.