Kilmartin Glen: Nether Largie South Cairn

  • Near Kilmartin, Argyll


Visit the oldest burial monument in Kilmartin Glen’s prehistoric linear cemetery.

Nether Largie South was likely built over 5,000 years ago. The original chamber at its centre was divided into four compartments and probably held numerous burials, in line with Neolithic practices.

As with the other monuments in Kilmartin Glen, the site continued to be used as a sacred place. At some point about 4,000 years ago the cairn was enlarged into a 30m-wide round cairn, to accommodate two secondary cists, or stone coffins – doubtless to house the remains of chiefs.

Opening times

Open year-round.

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