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Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

The finest chambered tomb in north-west Europe

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north-west Europe and more than 5000 years old.

It was broken into in the mid-twelfth century by Viking crusaders who carved graffiti runes on the walls of the main chamber.

In 1999, Maeshowe was designated part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, along with Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness.

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Green Tourism Award - Silver


Region – Orkney
Postcode: KW16 3HH

Opening arrangements

1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5pm. Booking in advance is required.

1 October - 31 March , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm. Booking in advance is required.

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

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1 December 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Christmas Shopping Fayre

Stirling Castle

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