The Round Cairn | The Grey Cairns of Camster

The Camster Cairns are two Neolithic chambered tombs in Caithness, Scotland which date back approximately 5,000 years.

While much work was undertaken in the latter half of the twentieth century to open them to the public, the cairns are not well understood for two reasons.

Firstly, Caithness archaeology is less researched than it perhaps deserves. Secondly, some research findings and records from the excavations have been lost.

The Camster Cairns are contemporaneous with the Cairn o'Get, which is approximately 20 minutes' drive away, near Ulbster.

The cairns are older than the Clava Cairns near Inverness, which date from the early Bronze Age and are approximately 4,000 years old.

  • Created by:
    Scothighlands
  • Uploaded on:
    2019-11-05
  • Tags:
    Landscape
  • Locations:
    Caithness , Camster