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“charming, and lovely short walk”

Ranked #5 of 7 things to do in Rousay
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 18 August 2016

You can reach this chambered cairn dating back to 2900BC from a sign posted car park on the "main" road. Coming from the ferry this is on the right side of the road, the path is also on the right side of the road, it goes past a couple of houses and then up a heathery hill, over and along a stream (great view, great vegetation). You'll find the tomb about half a mile along this path. It is fenced but open for the public. It is very well preserved and surprisingly dry.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We went here today, and part of the joy of coming was the amazing hill walk to get there. It's about half a mile off the road, most of which is uphill, but our kids were happy to walk it and admire the swathes of beautiful heather nestling on each side of the path. Not to mention the spectacular views which improved the further up we got.
The cairn itself was unattended (ie free!) and it had also clearly been well looked after and regularly maintained. It was very light inside as they'd put some heavy duty skylights in - but the site was really well preserved.. if you are into your ancient ruins, you will also know how rare it is to be able to enter a Stone Age tomb and look around.
Tricky to get there, but well worth the effort!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 2 April 2018
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Date of experience: August 2017
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