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Address: Off the Rackwick Road, Scotland
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A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut...

A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut tomb.

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Stunning views

Stunning views to and from the Stane. Interesting story and you may just see the sea eagles which was a bonus on our trip to Hoy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stunning views to and from the Stane. Interesting story and you may just see the sea eagles which was a bonus on our trip to Hoy.

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Thank Revatron
Orkney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Easy walk across duck boards to this historical structure. Note the variety & age of graffiti, on both inside & outside

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We got a ride from the North of Hoy ferry to Radwick and the driver suggested we went to see this, and he waited. Short walk in heather, a bit boggy, but with wood slats to help (though they could be very slippy). You can get in it too if you want, ~5000 years old, standing and free. Impressive.

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1 Thank jcrossBdV
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Ok , its small but amazing to see it. If you are there in August be sure to have midgie spray on or just run fast. Oh , and look up to check out the Sea Eagles.

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1 Thank Alasdair S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

What was this made for? Go and have a look and decide, it's amazing that someone carved this out in such a remote location. Stop en route to Rackwick bay.

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Thank penny025
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A one and a half hour fairly easy walk from the ferry to the car-park. The route from the car-park to the Dwarfie Stane is up hill and on Stony paths for some of the way, with a wooden walkway over most areas. We are in our 60's and found it manageable. The Dwarfie Stane is an amazing structure. Pondering... More 

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Thank OrkneygalPenicuik
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is a lovely little walk from the road and is interesting in itself but at the moment there are Sea Eagles nesting on the cliffs. :)

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Thank Shamanicnz
Concord, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Theories abound as to the nature of this site. Some say it is a megalithic chambered tomb. Others believe a dwarf lived or lives here. Yet others think it was a cold-storage locker for a megalithic fast food restaurant.

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1 Thank axialcompressor
Akron, Ohio
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

You can stop and park and walk to see this. It isn't a long hike and it is not a hard hike but it is a beautiful hike.

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91 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Easy to find and a short walk from the car. We all found the Dwarfie Stane a strange place, very still and quiet. Immaculately cut out. A must if you are visiting Hoy.

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