Clava Cairns

Local nameClava Cairns
LocationScotland, UK

The Clava cairn is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of three cairns at Balnuaran of Clava, to the east of Inverness in Scotland. There are about 50 cairns of this type in an area round about Inverness. They fall into two sub-types, one typically consisting of a corbelled passage grave with a single burial chamber linked to the entrance by a short passage and covered with a cairn of stones, with the entrances oriented south west towards midwinter sunset. In the other sub-type an annular ring cairn encloses an apparently unroofed area with no formal means of access from the outside. In both sub-types a stone circle surrounds the whole tomb and a kerb often runs around the cairn. The heights of the standing stones vary in height so that the tallest fringe the entrance and the shortest are directly opposite it.

Tags MeadowBurial ChamberOpen 24/7PrehistoricArchaeological SiteTombHistorical
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clava_cairn

Official Website http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyresults/propertydetail.htm?PropID=PL_067

Address Inverness IV2 5EU, United Kingdom

Coordinates 57°28'23.308" N -4°4'25.269" E

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