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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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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.
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
1 Thank Carol F
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!