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The way to Dwarfie Stane is well marked and easy to follow even if a bit soggy in places. There is... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
swimlifeuk
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Worth a cold,wet,windy hike up the hillside anyway!

Visiting Orkney in October requires rain coats,rain pants ,waterproof hiding shoes however that... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
slarson127
,
Dover, New Hampshire
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A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut tomb.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea eagles” (7 reviews)
“short walk” (9 reviews)
“half a mile” (2 reviews)
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Off the Rackwick Road, Scotland
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The way to Dwarfie Stane is well marked and easy to follow even if a bit soggy in places. There is a parking spot just by the beginning of the path. The views around ar beautiful. Well worth the walk

Thank swimlifeuk
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visiting Orkney in October requires rain coats,rain pants ,waterproof hiding shoes however that said, you are ready for the magnificent sky,huge dark clouds, 50 mph gales, views that go on forever and see the natural and neolithic sites. Crawling inside this hollowed out boulder under...More

Thank slarson127
Reviewed 28 September 2017

You know what it is from previous reviews - all I can add is that even though the half mile walk in was extremely wet it was well worth it to see a totally unique tomb.

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Just when you think Orkney can no more astound you with its Neolithic remains, it surprises you yet again and the Dwarfie Stane is just one of those special places. Within a stunningly austere glacial landscape the cairn has been hammered out of a large...More

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on the way back from the old man of Hoy. Short walk from the the road. Very interesting and thought provoking at how they managed to hollow out the giant stone all those thousands of years ago. Well worth a visit.

Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This rock hewn tomb is a good ten minute trek from the Rackwick road. Part of the path has been boarded but most is uneven. On arriving at the stane it is possible to crawl inside and the views across to Ward Hill are superb....More

Thank Iain A
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A great hidden gem. Unique to the UK a hewn stone tomb. The legends around it ate more intetsting than the tomb itself but worth a visit to say you did it whilst also doing the Old Man of Hoy.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It is the only rock hewn tomb in Britain and may be 5,000 years old. In itself it is not that much to look at, but contemplating the history and the work involved in creating it is the real attraction. It involves a walk of...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It's only a ten minute walk from the road. There's a small car park, and the path is well maintained - much boardwalk stops your feet getting wet across the peaty ground. I'd recently seen it on television, but actually visiting it was far more...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

On our day trip to Hoy the weather was wet, windy and low cloud. We found the path to the Dwarfie Stane on our way to Rathwick, and it was a pleasant walk across boardwalks and up stone steps to find the tomb. It was...More

Thank Linda C
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