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Overview

Explore three tombs in one at this unusual Neolithic chambered cairn.

Taversöe Tuick Chambered Cairn is one of a concentration of cairns on the Orkney island of Rousay, and one of four in our care along its south coast. Each seems to have been used for burial over a long period of time.

The cairn has a an unusual design. The main cairn has two burial chambers, one above the other – an arrangement seen at only one other Orkney tomb. Slightly downhill of the lower chamber is a third chamber.

Taversöe Tuick is part of the ‘walk through prehistory’ on Rousay – from the ferry pier, via Blackhammer, Taversöe Tuick and Knowe of Yarso to Midhowe Chambered Cairn.

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