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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Avery Is Scared (15 months ago)
Really good free location with a nice walk to get to it. Incredible if you can get inside (which requires you to walk on your hands and knees.) If you are a big person you may struggle to get through the entrance as two members of our group had to stand outside. Definitely worth the visit if you think you're slim enough though!
Eleanor Kift (15 months ago)
Great historical place to vist!!!
Hugo Anderson-Whymark (2 years ago)
A fantastic tomb in a great spot. A good but easy coastal walk to the site
Martyn Eggleton (2 years ago)
Lovely location. Good interpretation.
Tom Garrett (4 years ago)
Brilliant and free to visit . If taking kids make sure you have head torches ! #tombdiving
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