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Cairn O Get

A Neolithic burial cairn just west of Loch Watenan, composed of two chambers, accessed via a horned entrance forecourt. The exposed inner passage makes for easy access to the cairn interior, and you can easily see how the passage was built, and how large upright stones were used to create three small compartments.
When the cairn was excavated in 1866 the bones of at least 7 people were found in the passage, with remains of ash, burnt and unburnt bones, pottery, and flint arrowheads in the main chamber. The cairn stands in a landscape of numerous prehistoric remains; within a short walk are several stone rows, a pair of Iron Age brochs, further chambered cairns and cist burials, hut circles, and the remains of a hill fort. Access can be wet - wear good waterproof footwear! Cairn o'Get is well signposted off the A99 near Ulbster.


Cairn O Get, ,
Ulbster, Caithness, KW2 6AA


01667 460 232

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