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Banks Chambered Tomb

Skerries Bistro, KW17 2RW, Scotland
+44 1856 831605
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Very interesting; and potentially much much more

I was very unsure about this, after visiting the neighbouring Tomb of the Eagles, but it was... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Paul S
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Portsoy, United Kingdom
Interesting theories on this tomb

Near to Tomb of the Eagles so the two can be combined in one trip. This site however is privately... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Julie P
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United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Skerries Bistro, KW17 2RW, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was very unsure about this, after visiting the neighbouring Tomb of the Eagles, but it was signposted so why not? The discoverer and owner is the guide, and as the other reviews say - it's tiny to get in, and the exhibit centre is...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Near to Tomb of the Eagles so the two can be combined in one trip. This site however is privately owned and managed, with no support, so you are given a guided tour and lecture by the owner, who is passionate about his tomb and...More

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The tomb itself is tiny but fascinating, a crush with 3 visitors and not really much to see. Before the visit you have ~30 minutes of a highly personal account of the tomb's discovery and excavation. The guide, Hamish, takes the fact it is a...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were lucky to get the owner and discoverer of the tomb as our guide. Hamish is not very fond of archaeologists as we discovered several times! In his opinion they know little of geology and nothing about otters. The very small tomb is better...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This was actually a really interesting activity. Firstly our guide was Cleary very knowledgeable and the excavation of this tomb, unlike others in the area, is being undertaken professionally and using modern archeological techniques. It is slow going but it made the experience a lot...More

1  Thank Edmo1066
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Utterly brilliant. Guide was excellent. Got to see various artifacts found in the tomb. Fascinating to see inside the tomb. Was brilliant to see it in its current state, where it's not been fully excavated. This memory will stay with me forever.

1  Thank JillAdventures
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

On arrival we had a private guide around the exhibit and the tomb by Calum who was obviously very knowledgeable and passionate about his subject. Later, It was a privilege to meet Hamish, discoverer of the tomb, and hear his story and challenges with preserving...More

1  Thank FabJAS12
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Calum gives an excellent talk in the bistro before the visit, and you can handle the finds and see how they fit in your hand. You barely get inside the tomb, only just going past the end of the entrance passage, but it's still worth...More

Thank L3K
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This tomb, which as only recently been discovered and is barely excavated, is an "island" in the middle of a car park. We had the guide all to ourselves who did a first rate job of describing the history and showing us some of the...More

Thank trevor t
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Hamish & Calum made us feel very welcome & the talk before we went into the tomb was fantastic, complete with very close viewing of some of the finds. In the Tomb itself, Calum was very attentive to my MS affected mum & explained all...More

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Ellen C
10 February 2018|
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Response from Carole1953 | Property representative |
Hi Ellen. It takes around 45 minutes from the start of the tour. There is a presentation and then you are taken into the tomb. There are no set times - so when a tour finishes, the next begins. If you need any further... More
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