Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

 

Overview

Discover a 5,000-year-old Neolithic tomb where bones of men, dogs and oxen were found buried. 

Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn illustrates the sophistication of life among Scotland’s earliest agricultural communities. It’s a fine example of Neolithic architectural design, with evidence of complex burial rites. 

The cairn attests to a belief in an afterlife 5,000 years ago, and in its evocative gloom it’s easy to conjure up images of burial rites and rituals taking place.