After the visit of Kilchurn Castle, we headed towards Kilmartin, a small village located in the Argyll and Bute region, in order to see a collection of early Christian and medieval carved stones.
On our way, we decided to stop briefly at Arduaine Garden. It wasn’t raining anymore but the sky was still grey and didn’t look that promising so we decided not to pay to visit the garden, but instead we enjoyed the highlands cows that were grazing nearby and had a nice viewpoint of the coast. We also had a coffee before continuing our drive.
When we arrived at the Kilmartin Parish Church, we quickly headed towards the carved stones, also known as Kilmartin Stones, as the sky was becoming darker and darker. There are 79 stones and they all come from old graves dating from as early as the 13th century. The stones were used to cover the graves but they now have been placed inside a little house to protect them from the weather. It was very impressive to see all the intricate carvings.
The graveyard surrounding the church is quite fascinating as it is quite old.
In the evening, we had food in Oban. We had some Scottish squat lobster tails cooked in garlic butter. Oh my, it was lovely. One speciality in Oban, I highly recommend it !
Have you ever tried it ?