Unstan Chambered Cairn
Stromness, Orkney Islands
Chambered Cairn Canmore
Also known as Knowe of Onstan

This site is famous for the Unstan ware pottery that was found in and around the tomb.

The main chamber is divided into five compartments; human remains were found in each of these. A small side chamber leads off the main chamber, and two crouched burials were found in here. A carving of a bird is to be found on the lintel of the entrance to the side chamber.

Images ©1998 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

2km Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement Neolithic Settlement
2km Ring of Bookan Chambered Cairn; Henge
2km Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle
2km Stones of Stenness Stone Circle
2km Watch Stone Standing Stone
3km Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
8km Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn
8km Skara Brae Neolithic Village Neolithic Settlement
9km Orphir Round Church Church
11km Rennibister Earth House Souterrain
12km Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn
16km St Magnus Cathedral Cathedral
18km Gurness Broch
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)