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Cairnpapple Hill

Burial site dating to 3,000 BC

Cairnpapple Hill

Cairnpapple was used from about 3,000 BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site.


  • The location – situated on the summit of Cairnpapple Hill with stunning views over central Scotland, and as far as Goat Fell, on Arran, on a good day.
  • The henge monument – a good example of this rare class of neolithic ceremonial monument.
  • The concrete dome – built to help display the Bronze-Age burials, and providing visitors with a good atmosphere in which to contemplate death and burial practice in the Bronze Age.
  • Guided tours: Sun & Mon, 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm (limited to 15 people so advisable to book in advance on 0131 550 7603)
Green Tourism Award - Gold


Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians

Opening arrangements

Summer only
25 March - 30 September, Mon Fri Sat Sun, 9:30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Cairnpapple Hill

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3 May 2016

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Kaleidoscope II

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