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Enter one of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe, a masterpiece of ancient engineering. This chambered tomb, which sits on a platform encircled by a ditch, is a monument to the skill and beliefs of Orkney's people some 5,000 years...more
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I really can't speak highly enough of Maeshowe. We went slightly before the tourist season and were very, very lucky to turn up and be able to go on a tour, but booking is strongly recommended. It is a popular place to visit, and to...More
Managed to squeeze in on a tour (since I was flying solo) and was amazed at the history inside Maeshowe. Had a great tour guide, who you could tell was into his job, explain the history of this ancient site. Very interesting, only bummed that...More
Maeshowe’s secrets were revealed by our guide Ellie in a fascinating hours tour. We may not have seen the winter solstice but we felt privileged to have seen the Viking graffiti
Recommend a trip here if you are visiting Orkney.
This is a carefully thought out tour with entertaining guides. The visitor center doesn't have a great deal of explanation for what you'll see, but you'll undoubtedly need to spend a bit of time there waiting for the bus. All the participants then load onto...More
Turned up on spec not realising you need to book on a tour. Were very lucky to get on a tour with just one other person. Short bus ride then a walk. They don't warn you there's a walk down a low passageway into the...More
Its a pain to get into this. You can book tickets on line, which I did from the hotel, but you have to take the time that you can get. This takes a lot of time. You arrive at the visitor center, good tourist items...More
You can only visit Maeshowe on a guided tour but I wouldn't have it any other way! You meet at the visitor centre (which has a well stocked little souvenir and book shop) and ride a bus to the site with your guide. Then you...More
We loved our visit here, made all the more special by our tour guide, Robert. His knowledge is vast and his method of delivery was informative, entertaining and had the odd moment of drama thrown in.
The site itself is shrouded in mystery and legend...More
The pier workers were able to call a taxi for me so that shouldn't be an issue. The taxi would need to take you to Skara Brae as that is where tours of Maeshowe are booked (Skara Brae is also EXTREMELY worth seeing). The... More
The pier workers were able to call a taxi for me so that shouldn't be an issue. The taxi would need to take you to Skara Brae as that is where tours of Maeshowe are booked (Skara Brae is also EXTREMELY worth seeing). The taxi ride shouldn't be that expensive as Orkney is small. From Skara Brae you can board a shuttle to take you to Maeshowe and back. I hope that makes sense. Both are very one of a kind and worth the price of transportation.