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Unstan Chambered Cairn

Stenness, Scotland
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Another tomb!

Unmanned tomb very similar to tomb of the eagles. Free to visit. The extent of archaeology on... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Mando1inMan
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Quite a surprise at the end of a small driveway/road to a private home.

Beyond a nicely maintained gate and down a walkway, seemingly in the back yard of a private home... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Louis M
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Rockton, Illinois
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Unmanned tomb very similar to tomb of the eagles. Free to visit. The extent of archaeology on Orkney is simply bewilsering. Worth a short visit.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Beyond a nicely maintained gate and down a walkway, seemingly in the back yard of a private home, one finds this small cairn situated on a small peninsula. Well done informational signage at all the historical sites in the Orkneys. If one can bend very...More

Thank Louis M
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Don't be put off by the entrance - it is only 10' long and once inside the tomb there is a modern roof with glass skylights and no problem about standing. As long as you can bend you will be fine. Good example of a...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We were brought to this compact little tomb by our guide. It is free and more interesting than its more well-known neighbour (Maes Howe). The entrance is narrower but easily accessible unless you are large or have mobility problems. Once inside, the communal burial chamber...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Very close to our rental so we visited on our first day - in respectable clothes after shopping! To get in you have to double up but once inside you can stand and see as (unfortunately, like so many of these the roof was broken...More

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a really good find. It's free, small but really interesting. Well worth a stop. This was the first thing we did as close to where we stayed.

1  Thank pyrasanth
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely little tomb. Very light inside and not at all claustrophobic. You can stand quite comfortably though you will have to crouch or crawl to get in. The access looks like a driveway. THe carpark is next to the farmstead, so don't...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This tomb has a very low entrance and we had to get down on hands and knees and crawl along for about 30 feet or so. As it was wet and muddy this wasnt pleasant! Once inside the tomb it was intersting enough but if...More

Thank Gill R
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The burial mound from the Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement is free to the public. Though you don't need a guide to see it, a local guide certainly enhance the visit. I was captivated by the place. One reason was because we were the only...More

1  Thank reise-tanta-di
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This tomb is easily accessible from the main Stromness road. Drive a short distance down the sign-posted track to a small car park. The entrance is higher than some of the other cairns, but still requires bending double, then you're inside a real stone age...More

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