Category: Chambered Cairns

Interior of the Cuween chambered cairn, Firth, Orkney. (Jim Richardson)

Cuween chambered cairn

The Cuween cairn is built on an artificial terrace on the upper slopes of Cuween Hill's eastern side. Cuween is a Maeshowe-type cairn consisting of a “roughly rectangular” central chamber with four smaller cells branching off from each side. Read more