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The Cairn is closed for renovations but the Brochs and views are magnificent

Yes, the Carin is closed which is a a disappointment but the walk, the views and the other ruins... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
slarson127
,
Dover, New Hampshire
It's closed

So should have no stars. The Broch next door is good though but I found the church area nearly half... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
John B
,
Colne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Yes, the Carin is closed which is a a disappointment but the walk, the views and the other ruins such as the nearby Broch make it worthwhile. Our guide Patrick explained the closed cairn in detail and there is always Youtube for a look inside....More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

So should have no stars. The Broch next door is good though but I found the church area nearly half a mile away not worth the wet and muddy walk-in on a poor path. The way to them from the road is also fairly steep...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The monument has had a building erected over the top of it in order to protect it from the elements. Unfortunately the building above it has itself succumbed to the elements and therefore the site was closed for refurbishment when I visited. From what I...More

Thank jpdanmark
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Worth a special visit to the island of Rousay. Having seen a number of cairns already on mainland Orkney, this was unexpectedly one of the most impressive. We looked down from the road onto what we thought was just a large farm shed, but this...More

Thank FabJAS12
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is one of 15 chambered cairns on the island of Rousay & in my opinion one of the best to visit. Its a steep walk down from the car park but worth it. The site is covered by a hangar , inside there are...More

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Rousay is called 'the Egypt of the North" which is probably a 'stretch too far'. However the cairn and broch are worth the trek down a steep hill to the site. To the left of the broch are the ruins of the oldest farm in...More

Thank davidgrieveau
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This site which is covered with a huge shelter, that looks like a massive barn, is absolutely amazing. It is well protected with a walkway that gives great views of the burial site. To think how long it has been in existence takes your breath...More

Thank Dannykimweed
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is an astonishing site. A chambered tomb about 25 metres(?) long sheltered by a barn. It is quite mind blowing to think people built this 5000+ years ago. Next to the cairn is MIdhowe Brough- equally impressive and in a beautiful setting. About 100...More

Thank 770gill
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I agree with reviews above. I cycled round, Midhowe is about 5 miles from the ferry pier, some ups & downs but none too severe.

Thank Julie O
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

slightly tricky descent particularly if wet but worth it. Stunning tomb and alongside Midhowe Broch both of which is amazing site.

Thank jigginstown
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