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Worth the Walk/Climb

The cairn is a third to a half mile off the road down to the sea, but the walk down is relatively... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob J
A fabulous look back in time!

Congratulations to the Scotland Historical Association for their care of such a treasure.They have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cairn is a third to a half mile off the road down to the sea, but the walk down is relatively easy. It's the climb back up to the parking area that's taxing. It is definitely worth the effort to see this huge chambered...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congratulations to the Scotland Historical Association for their care of such a treasure.They have included instructional posters that help in understanding the significance of the place. It was a long walk down to the cairn and back up to the parking lot, but it was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Utterly amazing, we got a detailed tour from Rousay Tours. Excellent guide and a bit of a walk from the road so be aware of the hill and you’d need to be quite fit

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This is a "must see" spot. The size and details of the chambered cairn is nothing less than mind blowing. It is hard to imagine a place this not only thousands of years old, but, the people who lived there built this cairn on TOP...More

Thank Mary Anne D
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

If you love history (particularly of the Neolithic kind) then you really do need to visit here. Fantastic conservation by Historic Scotland as well. Watch out for the track down though. It is slippery when wet!

Thank GregQ28
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Midhowe on a day of pure sunshine and blue skies - a perfect setting to go back into time. Midhowe is an iron-age broch that is positioned between two steep-sided creeks on the north side of Eynhallow Sound. The view is magnificent. “Howe”...More

Thank Clanmother
Reviewed 3 August 2018

A masterful creation on a shoreline with remains from many eras including Iron Age and Viking. You can only gaze with wonder at people who could create such structures which remain even today albeit in part.

Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Midhowe Cairn and Broch today. The walk there and back is very steep but the children loved it and the views over Eyehallow Sound are exceptional and well worth the walk. The Broch and Cairn are in fantastic condition and the information boards...More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Very impressed with the chamber and the way it is preserved. It is a good walk away from the road down to the shore. And an even longer walk back so you do need to be fairly active to visit. I don't suppose the original...More

Thank beemanjohn
Reviewed 17 July 2018

One of the best preserved sites of its age, presented and protected from the elements within a large warehouse. A small amount of interpretation informs visitors on the make-up of the site. The nearby broch is also worth a visit, only being 50m from the...More

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