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An astounding archaeological site

One of the best preserved sites of its age, presented and protected from the elements within a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
scott_ohara
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Beauly, United Kingdom
Stunningly complete Cairn

This Cairn is really well worth a visit. Take the ferry to Rousay and hire a taxi for a few hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie D
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best preserved sites of its age, presented and protected from the elements within a large warehouse. A small amount of interpretation informs visitors on the make-up of the site. The nearby broch is also worth a visit, only being 50m from the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cairn is really well worth a visit. Take the ferry to Rousay and hire a taxi for a few hours or bring your car. We brought our rental car and drove all the way around the island. The Cairn and Broch are amazing. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of our Rousay tour. The car park is at the top of the slope, so the walk down is a bit steep, so take your time. But it is all worth it!

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Cairn is well presented in a large building designed to represent the size of the original earth barrow. The interior walkways give good views from all angles, and clear signage helps. The Broch and ruined village are also very interesting, and our guide, Paddy,...More

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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

1  Thank slarson127
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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

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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

1  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

1  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

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