Cairn (disambiguation)

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A cairn is a man-made pile of stones.

Cairn may also refer to:


  • Cairnbaan (Scottish Gaelic: An Càrn Bàn), a village in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland.
  • Carn Clonhugh (Irish: Carn Clainne Aodha or Sliabh Cairbré), a hill in County Longford, Republic of Ireland
  • Carncastle or Cairncastle, a small village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Cairness House, a country house in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, built in the 1790s in the Neoclassical style
  • Cairneyhill, a small village near Dunfermline in west Fife, Scotland
  • Cairngaan, Wigtownshire, the southernmost settlement in Scotland
  • Cairnie Hill, a hill in the Ochils, in Fife, Scotland
  • Cairnlea, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne in Australia
  • Cairn na Burgh Mòr (English: Cairnburgh More), one of the Treshnish Isles in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland
  • Cairn O' Mounth (Scottish Gaelic: Càrn Mhon), a high mountain pass in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Cairnpapple Hill, a major Neolithic and Bronze Age ritual site in central lowland Scotland
  • Cairnryan (Scots: The Cairn, Scottish Gaelic: Machair an Sgithich), a small village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Cairn Toul (from the Gaelic Càrn an t-Sabhail, "Hill of the barn"), the 4th highest mountain in Scotland and the 2nd highest point in the western massif of the Cairngorms


  • John Elliott Cairnes (1823–1875), an Irish economist, described as the "last of the classical economists"
  • Cairne Bloodhoof, a character from the fantasy series Warcraft
  • Cairn Energy, one of Europe's leading independent oil and gas exploration and development companies
  •, a French-language web portal of scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences
  • Cairn Magazine, an online magazine covering Colorado's cultural landscape
  • Cairn Terrier, one of the oldest of the terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland's earliest working dogs
  • Cairn Valley Light Railway, a former rural railway line built to connect the Cairn Valley with the main railway network at Dumfries, closed in the 1940s
  • Cairn circle, another name for a bowl barrow, a type of Neolithic and Bronze Age burial mound or tumulus

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