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Mine Howe

Tankerness, Scotland
+44 1856 861234
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Never seen anything like this before!

A place I've been wanting to visit for many years now, so finally had the chance to visit on a... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Andrew D
fascinating

Unique insight into neolithic life and burial practice with added bonus of Viking runes. Has to be... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
ejd960
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
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20 Aug 2017
“Never seen anything like this before!”
14 Jun 2017
“fascinating”
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Tankerness, Scotland
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+44 1856 861234
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

A place I've been wanting to visit for many years now, so finally had the chance to visit on a weeks' trip to Orkney. Word of caution - the place is permanently closed to the public - so I'm not advocating entering the Howe without...More

4  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Unique insight into neolithic life and burial practice with added bonus of Viking runes. Has to be booked in advance

1  Thank ejd960
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

We found the site fairly easily. It is marked on a OS map and is right opposite a cemetery. You need to cross a farmer's field which contained some young bullocks. The entrance to the steps is set in a side of a mound surrounded...More

3  Thank Fiona T
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great place to visit as it is more "real and untouched". However, it also lacks the information etc of the places you have to pay for. Nearly drove past but stopped and backed up to the small lay-by near the cemetery. Do remember to take...More

2  Thank Pete S
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Great site and just a few hundred metres from Sebay Mill. Marvelous history and very accessible. well worth a visit

1  Thank Goldflash
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

Most of the recent reviewers on this website have mistaken Mine Howe for Maes Howe. Maes Howe is Orkney Mainland's most famous and most visited archaeological site after Skara Brae and the stone circles; Mine Howe is as fblades describes it - furtive, barely signposted,...More

8  Thank lp1066
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Awesome experience. We just loved the Orkneys Packed with history and a great guide.We actually had two separate trips to these great islands so we could see as much of it as we could.

Thank Kay L
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

This site appears to have been closed down. The Info portacabin is locked up and the gates tied closed - and be aware that this is private property. But the more adventurous explorer can still make their way across the field to the entrance. Come...More

7  Thank fblades
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

On our way to Skara Brae we spotted this...decided to pop into the visitor centre to find out what it was all about. Very helpful & polite Historic Scotland staff, showed us information on the site and explained that visit to the site is by...More

3  Thank ecofi
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

This site features in tourist brochures and on OS maps as an important chamber. There are no direction signs or information on the rusting portacabin or roped up gate about why its closed. Worse, an extremely unpleasant woman guide (NOT Orcadian) had just shown 8...More

3  Thank christy21040
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