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Nice walk and interesting location

Great walk along the track to the cairn with beautiful views across the bay. Tight squeeze into... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Must see

This is an extraordinary chambered cairn of unusual size. It’s about a half mile easy walk to it... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Great walk along the track to the cairn with beautiful views across the bay. Tight squeeze into the cairn but worth the effort. Kids loved the need for a torch and all the cells to explore.

Thank meanderingwild
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This is an extraordinary chambered cairn of unusual size. It’s about a half mile easy walk to it from the car park. You can go inside if you don’t mind a short crawl but you can stand inside. Wind-up torches are provided if you don’t...More

Thank stella1001
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Lovely walk along coastline to this well preserved cairn which you can scramble into along a very low passage to the centre. no queues or charges. go in a summer evening when it can be very atmospheric !!!

Thank dotjimmuir
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We cycled to the car park and walked the half mile or so to this cairn. We had the place to ourselves except for seals and loads of turnstones and other birds. Idyllic. The tomb is well preserved and you can crawl inside which gives...More

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Sanday is fabulous, you can visit historic sites and NO ONE else is there, which is something of a novelty. Drive to the end of the road, literally as it has eroded, to the little area to park up. Then a lovely walk to the...More

3  Thank susan j
Reviewed 9 August 2017

this wonderful reconstruction of a Neolithic chambered cairn has excellent access to the interior and wonderful views. the original archaeological dig reconstructed the site to what was considered the original design. this makes the cairn a fabulous example. the views from the site are truly...More

Thank brian k
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

You don't need a 4x4 to drive along the track to the car parking area but the underneath of your car will be tickled by the grass in the middle of the track. I wouldn't drive along there if your car is low to the...More

Thank paul8392
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is about half a mile walk from the parking area which is only accessible using a good 4x4 as the local farmer had tipped a lot of sand from the beach on the track! There is another parking area further away which luckily we...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Park your car at the end of the track and walk half a mile or so to this Neolithic site. There are torches in the box outside, but if it is daylight you won't need them. And in any case you'll need both hands as...More

2  Thank GoodLifeForMe
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Park your car and take a great walk by the beack to visit this cairn. There is a torch in the box outside but you won't need it as it is naturally lit once you're inside.

Thank Leanne C
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