Just an hour south of Oban, north of Lochgilphead and the Kintyre peninsula, lies one of Europe's most important concentrations of prehistoric and bronze age remains
There are over 800 ancient monuments in Kilmartin Glen, 150 of which are prehistoric.
Kilmartin Glen has been populated for at least the last 5000 years, and a huge part of its impressive history is visible in the landscape today - from ancient rock art, bronze age burial chambers and medieval castle to World War 2, there is enough here to keep you occupied for days.
There's also plenty to see besides the history. The scenery might be less dramatic than elsewhere in the Highlands, but it's no less stunning. There are some excellent walks in the area and the option of boating or cycling along the Crinan Canal. Nature lovers will want to try and spot the beavers living wild at Knapdale, just to the south of Kilmartin.
Surprisingly for somewhere with such incredible attractions, almost every activity in Kilmartin Glen is free of charge.