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Blackhammer Chambered Cairn

On B9064 on island of Rousay, 2m west of the pier. Accessible through Orkney Ferries Limited from Tingwall Terminal.

Access is steep and can be muddy.

Grid reference – HY 414 276.

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Blackhammer Chambered Cairn is open year-round.

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