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This was quite a climb but well worth it, the entrance passage was very low even tighter than the tomb of eagles. Although not large like Maeshow the roof was original and we had the whole place to ourselves. I couldn’t bring myself to crawl...More
You can pay to go inside Maes Howe but Cuween may be less spectacular but here you are by yourself and you get much more of the atmosphere of the place for that. After your visit go to the top of the hill for the...More
We heard about this carin from a local woman. And are we ever glad we visited. Crawl through the long corridor into the chambered cairn if you dare. Bring a light source, as the flashlight at the entrance was dead. The construction of the tomb...More
Yes, in a box behind you as you stand at the darkness of the entrance. This has a low and narrow entrance a bit damp and muddy but think how much more difficult it was for your ancestors placing their dead inside. A small car...More
It is well worth the walk up to the tomb to see this remarkable legacy of neolithic man on Orkney. The entrance requires a short way on all-fours, but once inside you can stand up. Remember to take a torch as there is no lighting...More
I love places that maintain their authentic origins. And Cuween Hill is just that. As everyone has said ... take waterproof pants because it is a crawl in and everything is damp ... and yes, pitch black. The silence is almost deafening inside - buried...More
This is one of the numerous tombs under Historic Environment Scotland management, but is unmanned and not on the main tourist lists. It's a bit of a walk to get there, and you will get dirty knees crawling through the entrance, but then you have...More
Take the A965 to Finstown. Turn sharp left onto Old Finstown Road. If you reach the Finstown car park and public conveniences on the right, you have gone too far. Go a short distance, and the turn on the right to Cuween... More
Take the A965 to Finstown. Turn sharp left onto Old Finstown Road. If you reach the Finstown car park and public conveniences on the right, you have gone too far. Go a short distance, and the turn on the right to Cuween is signed. Go up a single track road to a car park for three or four cars. Walk up the hill to the chambered cairn near the top. There is a stile to climb up and down. Inside the fence protecting the cairn, just to the right of the stile, is a box on a post. Inside the box are torches/flashlights you can use inside the cairn.