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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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Carrimony Cairn Ancietn Burial Ground

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had been to the Clava cairns a few days previously, but this cairn was far eerier. Maybe it was because we were the only people there. And I mean the ONLY people. No other cars parked in the lot or people walking or anything. Just loads of sheep that all stared at us as we walked past. We were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Cairns are a structure for burying people built out of rocks piled on top of the earth. Passage cairns are the most interesting, as they include a hollow chamber in the middle covered by a large stone slab and accessible by a small passage. The entrance almost always faces the midwinter sunset. Cairns are also typically surrounded by standing stones.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've never visited anything like the Corrimony Chambered Cairn! From a distance, it's a pile of rocks. After reading a bit of the history and understanding what a cairn is, it was worth the visit! Also: the tripadvisor map does not correctly display where the cairn is located. The cairn location is actually a few miles past where it's shown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are lucky enough to visit this cairn when nobody is around, the atmosphere will be even more evocative of the time it was built in. Please do not climb on top of it, even if guides encourage you to do so... It was there for thousands of years and should remain there for thousands more. I deeply regret... More 

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