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A historic site in Argyll has been named as one of the New York Times’ 52 top places go in 2023.
Kilmartin Glen, located between Oban and Lochgilphead in the west of Scotland, has made the prestigious list alongside locations such as Cuba, Kangaroo Island in Australia, London, Madrid and Palm Springs in California.
The travel list celebrates the area’s many archaeological monuments, naming it as ‘one of the most significant prehistoric sites in Britain’. It also highlights Kilmartin Museum which is due to reopen this year and tells the story of the region’s natural treasures, and Kilmartin Castle which is now a boutique hotel.
Spanning 5000 years, Kilmartin Glen, which surrounds the village of Kilmartin, is best known for its ancient monuments which include standing stones, a henge monument and a ‘linear cemetery’ comprising five burial cairns, several of which are decorated with cup and ring marks.Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland’s Chief Executive, said:Dr Sharon Webb MBE. Director and Curator, Kilmartin Museum said:Simon Hunt, co-owner Kilmartin Castle, with his wife StephanieBurgon, said:Cathy Craig, CEO of the Argyll and Isles Tourism Cooperative, said:
Read the full article 52 Places for Travelers to Visit in 2023 - The New York Times (nytimes.com) Kilmartin Castle is a restored 16th century castle, now a luxury bed & breakfast, twenty-nine miles from Oban and six miles from the Crinan Canal. Kilmartin Castle has stood at the top of Argyll’s ancient Kilmartin Glen, surrounded by standing stones, hill forts, and burial cairns for almost 500 years www.kilmartincastle.com Kilmartin Museum is grateful for the support of National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nature Scot, the Scottish Government, Argyll and Bute Council, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Island Enterprise, Museums Galleries Scotland, the Kilfinan Trust, the Wolfson Foundation, The Highland Society of London, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Robertson Trust, the Foyle Foundation, the Schroder Foundation and Bòrd na Gàidhlig as well as numerous other small trusts and private individuals.
Historic landmark showcasing Argyll and Isles in leading US publication’s list