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Worth the Short Hike

The short hike up to the burial cairn is well rewarded with the visit. Climb into the world of 4000... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob J
A fantastic and unusual cairn

This, like so many other cairns in Orkney, should definitely be on your list of places to visit. An... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Beauly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The short hike up to the burial cairn is well rewarded with the visit. Climb into the world of 4000 years ago as it's been protected by Historic Scotland and image the lives of the people who built it.

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This, like so many other cairns in Orkney, should definitely be on your list of places to visit. An interesting burial cairn on two levels, both of which are accessible for the more able bodied - the lower storey is accessed via a small ladder....More

Thank scott_ohara
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This Cairn is unique in that it is a two storied cairn. Climb down into it and bring a light. Very Highly Recommended. Anyone who loves neolithic history will love this cairn.

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Easy access from the road. The only two tiered cairn, so worth a visit. Also a smaller faith towards the road, found while the site was being cleared apparently.

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Taversoe is the first of 4 (all free entry) chambered burial cairns on the hillside above the road to the (pay, but closed) Midhowe. It is two storied - one of only 2 such on Orkney. The upper is a little disappointing as the upper...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Dating from the third millennium this is an amazing tomb , when it was discovered at the end of the 19th century several skeletons were discovered with many grave goods.About 6 miles from Midhowe , this cairn has an unusual; design it has 2 burial...More

1  Thank BluePete
Reviewed 6 July 2017

It is really astonishing that you can just wander up a hill and pop into an ancient monument by yourself, walking in the footsteps of people from 5000+ years ago. It feels a bit as if you are making the discoveries yourself. A wonderful experience.

1  Thank 770gill
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

impressive small chambered burial cairn right by the road. Stunning views. good to visit along with the others along the road; a lovely cycle ride

1  Thank Julie O
Reviewed 29 June 2017

About 100 metres up from the road, where there is space for about three cars, this cairn is on two levels. The clear roof gives plenty of light, but you will need to be agile to access all the tunnels and steps. Even if you...More

1  Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The views along the way are astounding. The cairn is remote and the walk to it is very pleasant. I walked in the fog and it felt like day day from a Sherlock Holmes novel. Take water and a snack.

1  Thank bbbasinger
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