Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The rocks are decorated with a profusion of symbols including cup marks, grooves, and cup-and-rings. One particular carving has a series of multiple-ringed cups joined together. One cup connects to an outer ring with radiating grooves so that it resembles a sun symbol.
The solitary rock is the largest of the four. It bears over 60 cupmarks, several cup-and-rings, and several long grooves linking cup groups.
The carved rocks can be found 200 metres up a signed path behind the Cairnbaan Hotel. A very short distance up the A819 is a forestry road taking you to another cup and ring marked set of stones at Anchabreck.
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About Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks
Address: Kilmartin Glen, Cairnbaan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site - Carved Stone
Location: On a signposted path behind the Cairnbaan Hotel, at the junction of the A816 and B841.
Website: Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Nearest Holiday Cottages to Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Cairnbaan 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.