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Getting here

Grain Earth House 

About 1m northwest of Kirkwall at the junction of Scotts Road and Swordfish Road in Hatston Industrial Estate off the A965. 

Access to the chamber is by crawling through a narrow passage and can be wet.

Grid reference - HY 442 117. 

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