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Address: Off the Rackwick Road, Scotland

A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut...

A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut tomb.

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5000 year old residence, carved out of a rock

This huge rock was deposited on the side of the valley by glacial deposition & the interior carved out by hand some 5000 years ago using antler & flint tools. It is a good 30... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge rock was deposited on the side of the valley by glacial deposition & the interior carved out by hand some 5000 years ago using antler & flint tools. It is a good 30 minute walk along a rough path with boarwalk sections over the boggy peat morr - although sections can be under water following heavy rain. It... More 

Thank MrsJosephineJones
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Drawfie is an interesting structure with a mysterious history. The valley itself is rugged and stunning. It looks especially daunting when the clouds are sitting atop of the jagged hills. Spoiler: The next "structure" down from Dwarfie appears to be an abandoned house. But if you walk up there some old boy has played a right joke on you. It... More 

Thank Glen564
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stunning views to and from the Stane. Interesting story and you may just see the sea eagles which was a bonus on our trip to Hoy.

Thank Revatron
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126 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Easy walk across duck boards to this historical structure. Note the variety & age of graffiti, on both inside & outside

Thank Karen M
Didcot, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We got a ride from the North of Hoy ferry to Radwick and the driver suggested we went to see this, and he waited. Short walk in heather, a bit boggy, but with wood slats to help (though they could be very slippy). You can get in it too if you want, ~5000 years old, standing and free. Impressive.

1 Thank jcrossBdV
Austin, Texas
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Ok , its small but amazing to see it. If you are there in August be sure to have midgie spray on or just run fast. Oh , and look up to check out the Sea Eagles.

1 Thank Alasdair S
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

What was this made for? Go and have a look and decide, it's amazing that someone carved this out in such a remote location. Stop en route to Rackwick bay.

Thank penny025
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

A one and a half hour fairly easy walk from the ferry to the car-park. The route from the car-park to the Dwarfie Stane is up hill and on Stony paths for some of the way, with a wooden walkway over most areas. We are in our 60's and found it manageable. The Dwarfie Stane is an amazing structure. Pondering... More 

Thank OrkneygalPenicuik
Bradford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is a lovely little walk from the road and is interesting in itself but at the moment there are Sea Eagles nesting on the cliffs. :)

Thank Shamanicnz
Concord, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Theories abound as to the nature of this site. Some say it is a megalithic chambered tomb. Others believe a dwarf lived or lives here. Yet others think it was a cold-storage locker for a megalithic fast food restaurant.

1 Thank axialcompressor

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