Maeshowe Chambered Cairn - Historic Scotland

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The finest megalithic tomb in the British Isles, with a large mound covering a stone-built passage and a large burial chamber with cells in the walls. Of Neolithic date, broken into in Viking times by people who carved extensive runic inscriptions on the walls. Part of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Admission, shop and refreshments at the nearby 19th-century Tormiston Mill.

Venue Type:

Prehistoric site, Archaeological site

Opening hours

Open all year round

Admission charges

Adult £3.00
Child £1.00
Concession £2.30.
Joint Ticket Available For All Orkney Staffed Monuments.
Please note: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Collection details

Archaeology, Social History

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn - Historic Scotland
Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
Orkney Islands
no postcode



01856 761606

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