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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Tom Garrett (2 years ago)
Brilliant and free to visit . If taking kids make sure you have head torches ! #tombdiving
Elaine Scott (3 years ago)
Fascinating
Elaine Scott (3 years ago)
Fascinating
Kit Boyd (3 years ago)
Amazing place to visit. Well worth the ferry journey to this wonderful neolithic location.
Kit Boyd (3 years ago)
Amazing place to visit. Well worth the ferry journey to this wonderful neolithic location.
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