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Nether Largie North Cairn

| Kilmartin Valley, Kilmartin, Scotland
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2nd of a chain of 4 cairns

Coming down from Kilmartin this is the 2nd of four cairns and is the first you can going inside to... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
David R
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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This is one of three Nether Largie cairns in a line down the valley from the Glebe cairn which is... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Neil L
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Coming down from Kilmartin this is the 2nd of four cairns and is the first you can going inside to take a look. Not that there is really anything to see, but it is interesting to do so anyway! A pleasant walk in the countryside...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is one of three Nether Largie cairns in a line down the valley from the Glebe cairn which is just behind the Kilmartin Museum. You can park there and walk through the field to the path at the back or park further south and...More

Thank Neil L
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

An interesting Cairn which has been slightly modernised to allow people to descend the Cairn and see how people of high status were buried in days gone by. The Cairn which is in a line of Cairns shows how significant an area this was back...More

Thank Alan L
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Whilst not entirely authentic it's great to be able to descend the steps to the burial chamber. If you are in the area see the three Nether Largie Cairns plus Temple Wood.

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lots of places in Scotland are just too busy to get a good feel for. The visitors aren't solemn or respectful. This wasn't one of those places. It felt very alive and beautiful. I loved it. One of my favorite places in Kilmartin.

Thank jez09
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Large cairn that you can actually go into. After you move the top covering, they've built steps into the cairn.There is a stone slab with cup markings on one side inside. Large enough to stand up in. There is a sign describing what the cairn...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Great stone cairn amongst other cairns/ rock formations. You are able to climb all over the cairn and there are plenty of info boards.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

You enter the cairn through a stile, but the steps are shallow and there is a pole. Then you go through a gate. This site is really bumpy, and you have to skirt around sloping edges to get to see the cist on the other...More

Thank hfulton32
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Visit this one with the others to get a full picture of why the Cairns are built where they are. Amazing when you consider the age of them, must have taken some time to build!

Thank Gill B
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is the second most northerly tomb in the linear cemetery and is easily accessible. Greatly reconstructed it is nevertheless fascinating. You can descent into the interior and see carvings of axeheads on the cist slabs. A non strenuous walk from the visitor centre and...More

Thank Jack L
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