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Kilmartin House (Museum, Argyll)


Nothing but praise here too.

Worth a special trip just to see the toilets.

NB cafe stops serving "proper" food at 3pm (shut totally at 5pm), and just do cakes and traybakes :-)

NB2 They advertise a restaurant open here at weekends but when we came on Friday night there was no sign of life. Recommend phoning first to avoid disappointment... and if you go to the Kilmartin Hotel across the road, you will be disappointed! Worth driving to Cairnbaan instead.
5th September 2007ce

The Cairnbaan Hotel (Hotel, by Lochgilphead, Argyll)


Came here for a meal after last night's disappointment with the Kilmartin Hotel.

Restaurant was fully booked (Saturday night) so we had a barmeal. As far as we could tell, it was the same menu and specials.

A very busy place, and understandibly so because it was high quality, with a good wide choice of food.

Acceptable average price

We'll be back!
5th September 2007ce

Kilmartin Hotel (Hotel, Kilmartin, Argyll)


Went for a barmeal here - food was acceptable but fairly basic, nothing majorly satisfying about it.

Expensive for what we got.

They do a real ale here though, for those who are interested!
5th September 2007ce

Kelvingrove Museum (Museum, Glasgow)

Now reopened after a major refurbishment.

There is a decent-sized "Scotland's First People" Section, including stone axes, arrowheads, flint chips, a Viking hogback stone, a carved boat, carved balls from Aberdeenshire and an excellent lump of Rock Art, Greenland 3.

As for refreshments etc, there's a coffee place in the central hall but the Cafe in the lower ground floor is far better; and good value.

(Parking cost as of Nov06 was £1 for 4 hours)
26th November 2006ce

The Museum of Antiquities (Museum, Newcastle)

The following items are amongst those currently stored at the museum, although not neccesarily on display!!

Cartington rock art portable

Pitland Hills cairn rock art portables

Fowberry Moor Farm Stone rock art portable

Doddington RA portable

Axe from Langdale Axe Factory

Kirkhaugh ear ornament
4th March 2006ce
Previously known as Pebblethief...

Based currently in north Northumberland but soon to be returned to Cumbria.
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