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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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A user friendly burial chamber

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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29 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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Timisoara, Romania
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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A little off the beaten track but worth a stop - no one there so gave us an opportunity to look round and photograph in peace

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Camberley, Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A lovely well preserved cairn with parking just opposite. The facts are well written down on a plaque. We worth a visit if you visit the Corrimony RSPB site too as this has a lovely walk to a waterfall.

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