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This gives a real feel for what a "smaller" cairn was like. As others have said there is a small... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2019
Wilson B
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Personal and Intimate.

Highly recommend this as it is off the beaten track. Go with a flash light and keep the group below... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2019
Hanifian
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Cuween Hill | Finstown, Kirkwall KW, Scotland
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

This gives a real feel for what a "smaller" cairn was like. As others have said there is a small car park (3 or 4 cars max) up a track from the road then a fairly steep but not too long climb up the hill...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Wilson B
Reviewed August 8, 2019

Highly recommend this as it is off the beaten track. Go with a flash light and keep the group below three as its small entrance and internal spirit needs to be appreciated on an individual level.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hanifian
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Car park is small but free. Small but steep hill to walk up and a climb over a stile. A torch is left for your use which is a must. Crawl through the small entrance and the you are inside the tomb, still how it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 337karlf
Reviewed June 14, 2019

A brisk climb up a steep hill from a small off-road car park. As others have commented, take your own torch, and be prepared to crawl in on your knees! A mini Maeshowe, but you can touch whatever you like and stay as long as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Geo-0131
Reviewed May 23, 2019

There is no custodian. The torch in the box is often flat so take your own. I also recommend knee pads and gloves as you have to crawl in to get access. However, this is one of Orkney's least visited Neolithic chambered cairns and once...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 409robertj
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I climbed to the top of this hill in the late afternoon and had an amazing view of Orkney. No one else was there so I had the place to myself. I didn't go inside because the pathway into the cairn was covered with water...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lanhua
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This archaeological site is a greater site to visit if you are in the area. If you enjoy walking then it's a brilliant site to head for. There are interesting information boards and amazing views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikey_P7
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

This cairn is free to enter - there is a small information board outside and an honesty box containing a torch if you need it. You do have to crawl in hands and knees to get through the entrance tunnel, but it is definitely worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bethmaryclayton
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was quite a climb but well worth it, the entrance passage was very low even tighter than the tomb of eagles. Although not large like Maeshow the roof was original and we had the whole place to ourselves. I couldn’t bring myself to crawl...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Jenniepearson
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

You can pay to go inside Maes Howe but Cuween may be less spectacular but here you are by yourself and you get much more of the atmosphere of the place for that. After your visit go to the top of the hill for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sandrakay788
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Take the A965 to Finstown. Turn sharp left onto Old Finstown Road. If you reach the Finstown car park and public conveniences on the right, you have gone too far. Go a short distance, and the turn on the right to Cuween... More
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