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Corrimony Chambered Cairn

National Grid Reference: 26, NH 383 303 | Glen Urquart, 8.5m West of Drumnadrochit off the A831, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TJ, Scotland
01667 460232
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Albany, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
58 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Norman, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My wife and I stopped by here on our way back from Loch Ness. This stop is well worth it. It only takes about 10 - 15 minutes. The information is great and the site is awesome. Unlike most cairn's you can actually explore this one. I would recommend taking a peek if you are in the area.

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Sursee, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you like to see different things, go check this out. 4500 year old burial site, well preserved but I'm sure some of it is reconstructed. Lots of sheep and cows grazing nearby. My 1.5 year old loved it!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a 6,000 year old grave of a Pictish princess! You can crawl in and actually stand in the cairn. The walk along the road is beautiful, there are lovely cows and sheep everywhere, wild flowers, birds - stunning!

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