Quoyness chambered cairn

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The Quoyness chambered cairn is located on Sanday in Orkney, Scotland. It is approximately 5,000 years old and is located on the shoreside.[1]

The cairn is about 4 metres (13 ft) high and can be accessed by crawling through the entrance passage, itself 9 metres (30 ft) long. Only half the entrance passage is roofed. A stone platform surrounds the cairn, and when originally built the cairn would have looked like Maeshowe today. Bones from 10 adults and 5 children were removed. The property is now in the care of Historic Scotland.[2]


  1. ^ "Quoyness Cairn Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland". Undiscoveredscotland.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Quoyness Chambered Cairn Property Detail". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 

Coordinates: 59°13′32″N 2°34′06″W / 59.22555°N 2.56824°W / 59.22555; -2.56824