Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn

Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn

Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn
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Jackie C
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you like ancient cairns this is a must. Very small and you have to crawl inside but worth the walk up the hill to see it
Written 27 November 2022
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Ken J
28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I love the way there are ancient remains just scattered around that you can drive up to, crawl into and explore to your heart's content. I did not get to the official tour of Maeshowe so don't know how it compares, but this was great to have to ourselves, though I was glad I brought a torch!
Written 25 September 2022
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Heidi H
Vienna, Austria68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I love those cairns that you can just find by the side of the road and crawl into at all hours of the day and night. Cuween has a short-ish passage but a very impressive chamber with 4 side-chambers, 2 of which you can easily crawl into as well if you dare and are not claustrophobic. You can stand comfortably in the main chamber, even as a tall person. I used my own torch, so no idea if the one provided works. Definitively one of my favourite cairns!
Written 10 June 2022
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Julie R
London, UK137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The chambered cairn itself is just as others have described. If you're wearing a rucksack better to remove it or you won't fit through the little entrance passage (it's a hands and knees shuffle)
The torch provided is a thoughtful touch by the entrance.
After the cairn walk on up the hill to the intriguing piles of stones left by visitors. These are ofcourse also called cairns.
A fabulous view from there.
Written 20 September 2021
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STEVE M
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
This chambered cairn is on top of quite a steep hill (5 mins walk). The entrance is very small so larger and older people might struggle getting in. Once inside, there are 4 chambers to explore - it’s pitch-black so there’s a torch in a box outside of you can use a camera torch. It’s very spooky - the remains of 24 dogs and at least 5 people were found here - 2 of the people were probably executed. Our daughter felt a hand on her head when she was alone in a chamber which pleased the rest of our family who are a load of ghouls :D
Written 2 September 2021
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Morag M
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Thought people should know before they walk up the hill that there is a grating across the cairn entrance at the moment to stop you entering. Good view though.
Written 14 June 2021
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Wilson B
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This gives a real feel for what a "smaller" cairn was like. As others have said there is a small car park (3 or 4 cars max) up a track from the road then a fairly steep but not too long climb up the hill to the cairn itself. Once there you HAVE TO crawl in on hands and knees and are likely to get a bit damp. There is no light inside. A torch is provided in a wooden box by the stile you climb over at the cairn but probably wise to take your own.
Inside is a beautifully crafted cairn with 3 side chambers. Not to the same monumnetal scale as Maeshowe but none the worse for that.
Written 17 August 2019
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Mr. Hanifian
Manchester, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Highly recommend this as it is off the beaten track. Go with a flash light and keep the group below three as its small entrance and internal spirit needs to be appreciated on an individual level.
Written 8 August 2019
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Karl F
Liversedge, UK698 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Car park is small but free. Small but steep hill to walk up and a climb over a stile. A torch is left for your use which is a must. Crawl through the small entrance and the you are inside the tomb, still how it was built. Beautiful
Written 20 June 2019
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Geo-0131
Edinburgh, United Kingdom196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
A brisk climb up a steep hill from a small off-road car park.
As others have commented, take your own torch, and be prepared to crawl in on your knees! A mini Maeshowe, but you can touch whatever you like and stay as long as you want.
And the bonus of standing stones at the top of the hill as well!
Absolutely sensational views of Finstown and way beyond.
Written 14 June 2019
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