One of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland. There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, 150 of them prehistoric.
Monuments include standing stones, a henge monument, numerous cists, and a "linear cemetery" comprising five burial cairns. Several of these, as well as many natural rocks, are decorated with cup and ring marks.
Located to the south of the glen, on the edge of the Great Moss. It was here the the Scots first came over from Ireland and created the kingdom of Dalriada in the 6th Century. Where the Gaelic kings were symbolically married to the land they were to rule by placing there foot into a carved fotprint in the rock. It is said that before each chief or great man swore his allegiance to the King he sprinkled earth from his own lands into the footprint, placed his right foot on the soil, and gave his allegiance while standing on his own land.