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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.

Highlights

Green Tourism Award - Silver

Location

Region – Orkney
Postcode: KW16 3HH

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. Booking in advance is required.

Winter
1 October - 31 March , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.00 pm. Booking in advance is required.

Admission prices

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

Events at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

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31 July 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Kilts and Captivity

Edinburgh Castle

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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