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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 6 days ago
scott_ohara
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Beauly, United Kingdom
On an island tour

Very fascinating ancient artefact of unknown age. BONUS: The sea eagle chick can be now clearly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maverick2000
,
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut tomb.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea eagles” (8 reviews)
“short walk” (9 reviews)
“nesting site” (2 reviews)
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Off the Rackwick Road, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank scott_ohara
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank maverick2000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Glynis98
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Beth L
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Reviewed 20 November 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

1  Thank swimlifeuk
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Reviewed 8 October 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

2  Thank slarson127
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Reviewed 27 September 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.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 22 August 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

Thank Clive M
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Reviewed 15 August 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.

Thank JillAdventures
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This rock hewn tomb is a good ten minute trek from the Rackwick road. Part of the path has been boarded but most is uneven. On arriving at the stane it is possible to crawl inside and the views across to Ward Hill are superb....More

Thank Iain A
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