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The office of public works attend this site during the summer months. There were 2 guides there the day we visited, 6/7/06. People were arriving intermittently but we had Cairn T to ourselves for about 15 minutes. The guide told us that a busload of tourists had been there the day before, so you may have to share if you arrive in the summer.

The satellite tombs have a lot to offer. Most of the tourists are here for Cairn T. Cairns S and U are quite well preserved for open tombs. This hilltop is incredibly beautiful and a wander around is a must. I could stay here all day getting the feel of the place, but most people aren't that patient. The completely wrecked Cairn W on the eastern downslope is the furthest away from the main cairn and is a haven of tranquility.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th July 2006ce

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Visited there recently for the first time, the two guides were most informative and helpful, the cairn is open during the summer until about 5-30pm, I was advised to climb half way up the cairn to get one particularly good photo opportunity, maybe I shouldn't have.
What a beautiful place,
bogman Posted by bogman
14th July 2010ce
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