Ever wanted to experience an authentic Scottish Gaelic fort up close? Then Dunadd Fort in Kilmartin Glen is the place for you. This beautiful rocky outcrop has been in use since the iron age and is steeped in the local history of the area. The site is at the top of a bog that sprawls across the southern end of Kilmartin Glen and was home to Gaelic chiefs from around 500 to 800 AD.
The site is scattered with fascinating designs and imprints from the time. Including some human footprint designs, which are said to be similar to others found at different sites across Scotland. The sheer hike up to the site demonstrates to us in the modern world how those who lived here saw their status of power, something you can take in while standing up there. The site is managed by Historic Environment Scotland but is open all year round and admission is free.