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Very straight forward - Neolithic burial cairns carved out of a rock. Very good to have a look... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
iggyg78
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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An amazing and unique site

This site is an astounding piece of ancient construction, perhaps construction is the wrong phrase... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
scott_ohara
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Beauly, United Kingdom
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A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut tomb.
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Off the Rackwick Road, Scotland
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Very straight forward - Neolithic burial cairns carved out of a rock. Very good to have a look - quite interesting just to get inside and see the craft that has gone into it. Nothing else to see - no info board etc so take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

This site is an astounding piece of ancient construction, perhaps construction is the wrong phrase. This unusual tomb has been carved from a great slab of sandstone, in a time before metal was being used for tools. An amazing feat, that poses so many questions!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Very fascinating ancient artefact of unknown age. BONUS: The sea eagle chick can be now clearly seen through the telescopes provided by the RSPB, likely to fledge mid August we were told. Very worthwhile small detour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank maverick2000
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Orkney is so blessed with amazing archeological remains and this is yet another one to wonder and wander about. In addition, sea eagles are raising a chick in the cliffs above. Good luck to the chick!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

This is astounding the fact that it was created thousands of years ago and with modern tools there would be great difficulty recreating this. We were in awe!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

The way to Dwarfie Stane is well marked and easy to follow even if a bit soggy in places. There is a parking spot just by the beginning of the path. The views around ar beautiful. Well worth the walk

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Visiting Orkney in October requires rain coats,rain pants ,waterproof hiding shoes however that said, you are ready for the magnificent sky,huge dark clouds, 50 mph gales, views that go on forever and see the natural and neolithic sites. Crawling inside this hollowed out boulder under...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank slarson127
Reviewed September 27, 2017

You know what it is from previous reviews - all I can add is that even though the half mile walk in was extremely wet it was well worth it to see a totally unique tomb.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John B
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Just when you think Orkney can no more astound you with its Neolithic remains, it surprises you yet again and the Dwarfie Stane is just one of those special places. Within a stunningly austere glacial landscape the cairn has been hammered out of a large...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Clive M
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on the way back from the old man of Hoy. Short walk from the the road. Very interesting and thought provoking at how they managed to hollow out the giant stone all those thousands of years ago. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
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