Historic Scotland

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Knowe of Yarso

On the island of Rousay on the B9064, 3m from pier. Reached by Orkney Ferries from Tingwall Terminal.

Grid reference - HY 404 279.

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The walk to the cairn is very steep in sections and can be muddy.

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