Grey Cairns of Camster - Long Cairn

Wick, Highland
Chambered Long Cairn
Also known as Camster Long Cairn

This huge cairn, more than 60 metres long and over 2 metres high, is part of a group of cairns known as the Grey Cairns of Camster. Camster Round Cairn is also part of the group and is just a few metres away.

The long cairn lies along the slope of a rise in a boggy area. It was originally two adjacent chambered round cairns. The space between the cairns was later filled with stones and then extended greatly to the south with horned forecourts added at either end. The extension was made with a low wall that disappears at the more southerly of the two original cairns.

The east-facing entrances to the two original cairns are now in a long side of the long cairn. These narrow low passages lead into large chambers. The southern chamber is split into rectangular areas by internal megaliths, whereas the northern chamber is a single polygonal space.


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