Kilberry Sculptured Stones
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The carved stones were taken from the burial ground to be used as building stone during the 18th century. They have now been rescued at placed under the shelter to protect them from the ravages of weathering.
Many of the stones are of a type typical of medieval grave slabs in the West Highlands, but others are of a style unique to this area. The collection is generally similar in style to carved stone collections at Kilmory Knap and Kilmartin.
The stones here are perhaps not as well-preserved as the other two sites, but are still quite fascinating - of particular note is an amusing carving in the shape of a rooster. The stones are accessible at any time.
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About Kilberry Sculptured Stones
Address: Knapdale, Kilberry, Knapdale, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Museum - Carved Stone
Location: At Kilberry Castle, 17 miles south west of Lochgilphead on the west coast of Knapdale, off the B8024
Website: Kilberry Sculptured Stones
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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
Clachan Church Grave Slabs - 6.1 miles (Historic Church)
Kilmory Knap Chapel - 6.8 miles (Historic Church)
Eilean Mor: St Cormac's Chapel - 7.4 miles (Historic Church)
St Columba's Cave - 8.2 miles (Historic Building)
Avinagillan Standing Stone - 8.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Castle Sween - 9.1 miles (Castle)
Tarbert Castle - 10.2 miles (Castle)
Keills Chapel - 10.2 miles (Historic Church)
Nearest Accommodation to Kilberry Sculptured Stones:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Kilberry Sculptured Stones. '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.