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Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn, Kirkwall

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  • This is a small unsupervised chambered cairn that you crawl into. I would recommend knee pads, torch(there is one in a box on site but a head torch makes it easier), and gloves. Once inside just wonde...  more »
  • Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn is easily accessible from its parking area, and offers an excellent example of Neolithic funerary architecture in Orkney. It is not as heavily visited as other archaeology ...  more »
  • Visited Cuween on our way home to our Kirkwall holiday house, after visits to two other historic sites. Having persuaded my wife that the distance from car park to cairn was less than it really is, I ...  more »
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  • Really nice cairn. Entrance is through a short front entrance chamber (similar to Maeshowe) - short people can duck walk and don't necessarily have to crawl on hands and knees. Nice, short walk up the hill with great views out over the entire area.
  • Interesting chambered cairn which is partly overlooked by its larger counterparts, but worth a visit.
  • My favorite place on the planet. When I touch the ground here I feel as if I'm touching the whole earth!

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