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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
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interesting diversion

This site is worth an interesting detour if driving out that area. Informative board tells you about the history and you can walk around it and scramble inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 11, 2016
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This site is worth an interesting detour if driving out that area. Informative board tells you about the history and you can walk around it and scramble inside.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Seeing how the design/layout of the chambers was aligned with the winter solstice was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see the ruins near the winter solstice so it was easy to see how the alignment worked

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Just found this on the way to a work site. Stopped to have a look. The information board by the gate is excellent. Amazing to learn that a structure built 4000 years ago is still (almost) intact.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The Corrimony Cairns are worth a visit and only minutes off the Drumnadrochit to Cannich road, setting in a field surrounded by sheep with a small stream running along side of the cairns. The small cairn is over 4000 years old and the standing stones ringing the cairn are still intact. I had the place completely to myself. If you... More 

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Thank Raven4041
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere at Corrimony has to be experienced to be believed. It's slightly off the beaten track, but is a real 'Must Not Be Missed'

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Thank PeterL_Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Very good place to visit, very close from Drumnadrochit, is free to enter and you only need 15-20 mins, good spot if you are driving along that area. There are many lovely town around if you want a snack.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

After a bad experience at Urquhart Castle, I wanted to take my children somewhere quiet to chill out. I'm an archaeology student, and so I had been doing some research before we left Australia for our holiday. This cairn was everything I wanted it to be. Quiet, interesting and without hordes of tourists with selfie sticks! There are cup marks... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Cairn on a recent trip to Inverness. It's a really interesting place having been built by the Picts several thousands of years ago. We were the only people there which was great but suggests that it's not widely visited. Seemingly if you are a fan of the show Outlander you will have some idea of the place...it's... More 

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St Martins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited here while on our holiday, much smaller than I thought it was going to be! But the kids (age 10 and 11) loved the history of it. We had packed a picnic expecting it to be a day out, so when we left the grounds we turn right and followed the road down till we got to a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Its smaller than I thought it was going to be. But gosh the historical significance of it and its age. Wow! It doesn't look well visited which is a shame. Never seen somewhere so old. Worth a visit just for that!

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