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found this while out looking at the scenery. was fascinated by it. good for children and thin folks because it was so narrow my husband and I did not dare to try to wiggle ourselves in. its on a farmers field and there is no...More
Well worth ducking or crawling to enter and over 6ft high inside, so no problem standing up once you are in. Escape the crowds at other sites to feel the atmosphere in this 5000 year old cairn. There is a good chance you will have...More
A tiny road led to this 5,000 year old burial chamber. Although there was a gate and no one there, we were able to open it, stoop down through an entrance chamber and see a magnificent tomb in solitude. Great experience. Free access and admission.
We had a professional guide for 2 days on Mainland Orkney, and we were staying in Stromness. This is the first neolithic site that Sue brought us to and it was a pretty amazing way to start.
Firstly, it was free and you just parked...More
Other sites get all the attention, but this often overlooked chamber is one of our favourites. Graffiti from the 1890s, soon after the chamber had been discovered. Also some runes and a small bird from Neolithic times....if you know where to look!
Just heading home on the Scabster ferry after 5 continuous days a bright sunny weather... amazing.
Friendly and all you could want for an uncomplicated and unsophisticated holiday.
Surprisingly big and widespread giving stunning open landscapes for photographic opportunities.
Relatively little 'attractions' apart from '...More
This is a very well preserved cairn. Bring your own light. The cairn is lovely and quiet. One of the best cairns to see on your own without a crowd. See the tiny sign and road right before the bridge O Waithe.
Went after 6pm, no one there. Follow sign and drive up and right to small parking area at side of private property. The cairn is clearly visible! One info sign outside, probably better to get some other info first. Hands and knees to get inside,...More