Blackhammer Chambered Cairn

Orkney, United Kingdom

Blackhammer Chambered Cairn is a Neolithic cairn on Rousay. It is thought to date from around 3000 BC. The structure is a typical stalled cairn, with an interior divided into seven compartments by pairs of upright stone slabs. The cairn has a modern roof, as the cairn originally was only a few feet high. Access is by a hatchway and ladder in the roof, as the original entrance was sealed. There have been finds of bones and pottery in the cairn.

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paul currie (2 years ago)
Rhiannon Grant (2 years ago)
A short but steep climb up a hill, and a clamber over a stone stile, gives access to this stalled cairn - which can be entered via another steep scramble and a short ladder. Inside, the modern roof allows light to enter and makes this easy to explore.
Daniel Zaugg (2 years ago)
Izzy D (2 years ago)
Very cool Cairn and quite easy to get to! Probably the easiest! Entry to the Cairn, like a few of them in Rousay, is from the top of the Cairn (or upper, side) and a small ladder down. Well lit and well conserved by Historic Scotland.
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