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Chambered Cairn


Accessed via the drive to Cultoquhey Hotel, this one took a bit of finding. The owners are Italian, and seem to cater exclusively for Italian guests to Scotland. They seemed interested however, and especially so when after they referred to it as "The Roman Stones" I took great delight in pointing out that these were ancient when the original Romans paid their brief visit to Scotland!

There's not much to see, and I didn't attempt any photographs. There's definitely a slight mound present, but it's so overgrown with trees, ferns, nettles, moss and bl**dy rhododendrons that access is limited and viewing anything is next to impossible.

This one would really benefit from a proper archaeological survey, stripping all the undergrowth (and overgrowth!) away.
nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
3rd August 2006ce
Edited 3rd August 2006ce

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Hi there. Lived at Cultoquhey Hotel from my birth 1967 til 1981 when my parents sold the Hotel so I remember every inch of those woods as played and searched all the bushes for years. There are at least three Judging Stones which were buried in the bushes when I was a child so very hard to find. The Mound itself was excavated by chance I think in the early 60's when they were putting a telegraph poles and one grave is exposed (Large stone with centre straight stone where the chap was found I believe with three arrow heads in him. That is as much about it as I remember. There are of course the Roman remains of a fort in the woods etc to mention but a small part of the history surrounding this fine place. Need any more info please get in-touch. A magical place as a child indeed. G Shon Posted by G Shon
23rd June 2016ce
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