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Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now

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Getting here

On the island of Holm of Papa Westray.

Grid reference - HY 509 518.

Reached by private boat hire from Papa Westray. For more information call the Papay Development Trust on 07931 235 213 or email papayranger@gmail.com

View Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn on a Google map

Journey planners

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website.

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Let us know if you spot one of our sites in the wrong location. You can email web@hes.scot.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open year-round.

Facilities

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Plan your visit

More than 20 of our sites are now open. Please book your tickets in advance.

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Learning visits

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