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Corrimony Chambered Cairn

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Address: National Grid Reference: 26, NH 383 303 | Glen Urquart, 8.5m West of Drumnadrochit off the A831, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01667 460232

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The top of this 4,000 year old burial chamber caved in long ago, but the walls and the access tunnel are intact, so we were able to crawl inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The top of this 4,000 year old burial chamber caved in long ago, but the walls and the access tunnel are intact, so we were able to crawl inside.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Situated a short distance from a conveinent car park. This small but largely intact passage tomb with it 's ring of 12 standing stones is very interesting to visit. It is possible to crawl through the passage into the centre or walk over the top and look down into the top.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was about a 15-minute side-trip in a picturesque area. It has descriptive plaques and was interesting.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Yes we really did go to a lot of cairns! Corrimony is a great one though, on the edge of a valley. There is the information board, a car park and no other facilities except the cairn itself which is well presented and informative. If you are in the area, take the short (about 7 miles) drive from the insanity... More 

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alloway nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Visited this ancient spot after touring Loch Ness and seeing Urquhart Castle. Glad we stopped, very interesting on how it was set up and how it lasted for so long! Literally right in the middle of a sheep farm!

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This site is half a mile off the A813 Drumnadrochit to Cannich road and usually very quiet. As burial mounds go it is one of the best preserved in Britain. The capstone is still present but has been moved to open up the central chamber. The entrance passageway is intact so the structure is easily understood. Add in the surrounding... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

From tha roadside it looked like a heap of stones. When you got closer you could see the full glory of the cairn, and for those that were brave enough and not claustrophobic you could crawl into the chamber. A nice piece of history that's free for all.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

On the back of this visit, we bought the (out of publication) book 'Ancient Scotland' by Stewart Ross - a fascinating read, albeit a tad self-indulgent in places, but it does give a good explanation of what, for many, may well be seen as a pile of rocks with a hole in the middle. Corrimony is so much more than... More 

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Mid Calder, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Interesting place that won't take too long to visit. Around 4000 years old and was a burial chamber for a woman. Good place to visit on the way to glen affric. Worth seeing.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Quite a treat because the cairn is remarkably intact and entirely open to visitors. The parking is about 200 yards along a single-track road so it is a bit of a challenge for anyone with a walking difficulty.

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Address: National Grid Reference: 26, NH 383 303 | Glen Urquart, 8.5m West of Drumnadrochit off the A831, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01667 460232
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Loch Ness  >  Drumnadrochit

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