Historic Scotland

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Open year-round.

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Overview

Discover something of Kilmartin’s later prehistoric past at this impressive Bronze Age tomb.

Glebe Cairn is the northernmost of the five burial cairns that line the valley floor in Kilmartin Glen. The cairns of the ‘linear cemetery’ all date to between 5,000 and 3,500 years ago, and seem to be associated with the other prehistoric monuments of the glen.

Excavations at Glebe Cairn have revealed a long history of ritual activity. At the centre, two concentric rings of boulders, with a burial cist inside, may be the earliest part of the structure.