Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn, Kirkwall

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  • I love places that maintain their authentic origins. And Cuween Hill is just that. As everyone has said ... take waterproof pants because it is a crawl in and everything is damp ... and yes, pitch bla...  more »
  • This is one of the numerous tombs under Historic Environment Scotland management, but is unmanned and not on the main tourist lists. It's a bit of a walk to get there, and you will get dirty knees cra...  more »
  • Free, better view yet small. Free park, dog strolling,more locals, no frills. The site similar to all the rest. I enjoyed it.  more »
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  • The little brother of Maeshowe. Far less crowded, and far less fake. By fake I mean there is no special lighting, no guided tours, no handicap access. this is the real thing, almost like discovering a chambered Cairn on your own. It is a very scenic walk half-way up Cuween Hill. Flashlights in the visitor box are mostly dead, so bring your own light source. Don't try it if you are claustrophobic.
  • A beautiful example af a chambered cairn in perfect condition. You have to be agile to look inside; the entrance is about two feet/60 centimeters high. A flashlight is nessecary and available in a box outside.
  • Its so much more than you expect. Didnt think it would be open to enter as its unmanned. But you can 😄
  • History at it's best. Wonder at the skill of the builders from thousands of years ago as you enter the cairn and feel the atmosphere of days long gone.
  • 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.

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