Region : Highlands Home
District : Caithness Map
Town or village : Lybster List
Grid Reference : ND 260 440 Glossary
Period : 4th-3rd millennium BC Bibliography
Camster Round Cairn

Camster Round image

Along with the nearby Camster Long, this monument is the best preserved chambered cairn in mainland Scotland.
It is a huge mound of stones, 18.2m in diameter and 3.6m high. The entrance is to the east-south-east: the passage leading to the central chamber is 6m long and only 75cm high. The central chamber, divided into three compartments by vertical slabs, has still its original corbelled roof.
Excavation in the 19th century found remains of several human bodies in the burial chamber.
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