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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
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Fri Sun, 09:30 to 17:30 (last entry 17:00)

Admission prices

Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Cairnpapple Hill

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20 August 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Standing Stones of Stenness Guided Walk

Stones Of Stenness Circle And Henge

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Queens of the Castle

Edinburgh Castle

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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