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Chambered Cairn

<b>Balnaguie</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (20.10.2013)
Nearest Town:Fortrose (9km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   NH628547 / Sheet: 26
Latitude:57° 33' 41.75" N
Longitude:   4° 17' 37.15" W

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This place would have commanded a fantastic view if there were no trees about. You can't see much of the surrounding area due to the trees and the house, but it's in what I believe they call 'a prominent position'. It would have been visible for quite a distance I'd think.

There are a few larger stones lurking about in the field, some down the bottom of a steep slope that forms the western edge of the field. Another is about 50m to the north, these may have been part of the structure, I don't know enough about these kind of monuments to pass judgement on the matter.

What I do know is that it has a nice feel, and the Oak doesn't detract from the place at all. In fact, I'd love to see the place in the winter, it would look fantastic in the snow at sunset.

The folks at the house were more than happy to allow access, providing visitors ask.
Hob Posted by Hob
12th August 2005ce
Edited 12th August 2005ce

There are some really big stones at this Orkney-Cromarty cairn - large enough not to be dominated by the tree which grows out of the chamber.

Mostly chamber stones remaining with the hint of a facade.

Access. Easy. Ask at house. Cairn to W of the drive.

Visited 31 October 2004
greywether Posted by greywether
12th November 2004ce
Edited 15th November 2004ce