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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B9064, Orkney, United Kingdom
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pj Hou (18 months ago)
Great for the amateur historian. The entrance has a bolt but is not locked
Bee WithaD (2 years ago)
The rock was slanted! This did not help my ocd unfortunately Leyton was not on hand to move it to be level as I am too weak. Must say never visiting again as I feel it has caused me very bad anxiety of rocks! I will never see the world the same again.
Peter Asprey (4 years ago)
60 seconds from the road, easy access on foot.
paul currie (5 years ago)
Rhiannon Grant (5 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.
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