Quoyness Chambered Cairn

Orkney, United Kingdom

The Quoyness chambered cairn is located on Sanday in Orkney. It is approximately 5,000 years old and is located on the shoreside.

The cairn is about 4 metres high and can be accessed by crawling through the entrance passage, itself 9 metres long. Only half the entrance passage is roofed. A stone platform surrounds the cairn, and when originally built the cairn would have looked like Maeshowe today. Bones from 10 adults and 5 children were removed. The property is now in the care of Historic Scotland.



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B9069, Orkney, United Kingdom
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Elaine Scott (3 years ago)
Kit Boyd (3 years ago)
Amazing place to visit. Well worth the ferry journey to this wonderful neolithic location.
sean mochan (3 years ago)
Fantastic piece of history! The cairn is jusy along from the beach so it has great views. I think the fact that its a bit out the way adds to the mystery of the place. I would if you are able go inside the cairn. The entrance is small and you have to crawl but it is worth it inside.
Jon Hinchliffe (3 years ago)
Quoyness Cairn is a free attraction which is situated in a beautiful location. You can crawl inside and see the different chambers.
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