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Grey Cairns of Camster



We visited this site on the way down from Orkney and were glad to turn off the A9 for a bit of a break. The site was spectacular in the summer sunshine and was very accessible being less than five minutes walk from the road. Luckily we were the only ones there and managed to explore and take some great pics without anyone else arriving. I don't know whether we were just lucky or whether the remoteness of the place keeps people away. I'm sure it would be swarming if it were better known. The raised platform at the front of the picture was, according to Historic Scotland, used for ritual purposes. The proximity of the ancestors no doubt added to the significance of the location. Although part of this site has been reconstructed this did not detract from it at all.
A crawl into the interior of the cairn provided all the atmosphere and sense of otherworldliness you hope for in sites like this.
Posted by ledlegz
26th February 2005ce
Edited 26th February 2005ce

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