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Stopped off here on the way back from the old man of Hoy. Short walk from the the road. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stirling, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth the trek

This rock hewn tomb is a good ten minute trek from the Rackwick road. Part of the path has been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iain A
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut tomb.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea eagles” (7 reviews)
“short walk” (7 reviews)
“half a mile” (2 reviews)
Off the Rackwick Road, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped off here on the way back from the old man of Hoy. Short walk from the the road. Very interesting and thought provoking at how they managed to hollow out the giant stone all those thousands of years ago. Well worth a visit.

Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

This rock hewn tomb is a good ten minute trek from the Rackwick road. Part of the path has been boarded but most is uneven. On arriving at the stane it is possible to crawl inside and the views across to Ward Hill are superb....More

Thank Iain A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great hidden gem. Unique to the UK a hewn stone tomb. The legends around it ate more intetsting than the tomb itself but worth a visit to say you did it whilst also doing the Old Man of Hoy.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It is the only rock hewn tomb in Britain and may be 5,000 years old. In itself it is not that much to look at, but contemplating the history and the work involved in creating it is the real attraction. It involves a walk of...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It's only a ten minute walk from the road. There's a small car park, and the path is well maintained - much boardwalk stops your feet getting wet across the peaty ground. I'd recently seen it on television, but actually visiting it was far more...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

On our day trip to Hoy the weather was wet, windy and low cloud. We found the path to the Dwarfie Stane on our way to Rathwick, and it was a pleasant walk across boardwalks and up stone steps to find the tomb. It was...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The dwarfism stone has a small car park and is found on the road to rackwick bay. There is a sort of path to it but good footwear is recommended. The stone seems to have been left behind from ancient glacial activity and was hollowed...More

Thank davetlg
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank MrsJosephineJones
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Glen564
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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