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Tomb of the Eagles

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An Excellent Time Despite the Terrible Weather

I had a great time the the Tomb of the Eagles. The site is family-run and family-maintained, and... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
joanastravels
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Lisbon, Portugal
Very enjoyable

We visited at end of April so there was not too many people around , muddy stroll along the fields... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
UgneD
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn - better known today as the ‘Tomb of the Eagles’ - is one of Orkney’s top archaeological sites. Discovered by chance by local farmer Ronnie Simison in the 1950s, the...more
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

I had a great time the the Tomb of the Eagles. The site is family-run and family-maintained, and the reverence and care just show. Highly recommend for anyone who is interested in history, although I feel anyone will get something out of it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We visited at end of April so there was not too many people around , muddy stroll along the fields and windswept cliffs , spectacular scenery. Very atmospheric place .

Date of experience: April 2018
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Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thanks for the 5 stars. Atmospheric in all weathers! Waterproofs and welly boots available if inclement weather is about.

Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk to the tomb area with the sweeping skies and cliff lined coast!! The walk is interesting as you can view a Bronze Age homestead as you make your way to the tomb site. The site itself is fabulous as you are forced to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you Carol for taking the time to review your visits. Delighted you enjoyed the experience. We wouldn’t ‘force’ anyone to do anything though....folk can just go in on hands and knees...like the ancestors did...though it’s not such so much fun! Entrance is just 3metres...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018

We really enjoyed our trip to Tomb of the Eagles. The visitor center is full of information about the sites and what was found there. Fascinating stuff!! The walk down is easy and rather beautiful. We stopped at the bronze age site first and then...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

There’s indeed lots to learn in the visitor centre..Bronze Age, Stone Age and back 9000 years to the Mesolithic period and the first settlers in Orkney, following the last Ice Age. Your time and stars are very much appreciated..thank you.

Reviewed 1 November 2018

This was a site that I wanted to visit and had planned it into my trip to Scotland. It did not disappoint. It is privately owned, but they have put together a very nice museum in several sections, and have sort of continuous tour guide....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken L
Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit. Delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. I agree, it is easier to go into the tomb on hands and knees - though thousands of visitors find it great fun to use...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Was disappointed with my visit , I had looked forward to for so many years. No information at all in the tombs or outside as to where items were found. Skull was obviously where they may have been found. Was hoping for the something special.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank morzmorz
Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

We are really sorry to hear of your disappointment. It would appear that you missed our notices stating 'Tickets and Informative available from the Visitor Centre' and didn't come into the Reception. Or...you visited out of Opening Hours. Throughout October, we are open mornings only-...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The visitor centre is truly exceptional - there are two talks which you receive before visiting the actual tomb, and both are extremely informative and use many artefacts from the tomb. There is a bit of a walk to get to the tomb but it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit. Being able to handle some original artefacts certainly helps to make the experience special.

Reviewed 19 October 2018

REALLY disappointing visit last Sunday :-( If you're planning on taking children please phone ahead and make sure that Jo is not working. We were made to feel very unwelcome by her from the moment we arrived until she asked us to leave for no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ben C
Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

We are very sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at the Tomb of the Eagles. It appeared the baby was not happy at being woken up to come into the Centre. We often offer personal talks to families with young children which are geared...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Very intresting place the presentation was very educational and intresting a must if your in orkney just the walk to the tomb is stunning

Date of experience: September 2018
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Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks Anthony for the 5 star vote. Sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. Your review is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

We were given a presentation talk by the lovely staff and then walked up to the tomb. The location is amazing. Do not miss if on the mainland - a real must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Freda_TotE, Owner at Tomb of the Eagles, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Your stars are very much appreciated...Thankyou. There's so much to learn here about the 3 time periods- Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Ages. "A real must see".... we can't get a better report than that!

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