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"Cairnpapple Hill, Lothian" Top 5 Page for this destination Scotland Things to Do Tip by stevezero

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  Cairnpapple Hill, Lothian
by stevezero

Cairnpapple Hill is an historic site some 20kms west of Edinburgh.
It was used from about 3000 to 1400 BC.
It was firstly a ceremonial site and then later used for burials.
The area ahs been excavated and the cairn reconstructed in concrete. You can descend into the cairn hwere there is a reconstruction,

OK there is not a great deal to see at the site, but there are stunning views in all directions on a good day towards Edinburgh and the forth coastline especially.

In care of Historic Scotland.

Admission charge - Adults £2.50

Directions: Near Tropichen village, not far from town of Bathgate.

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  • Written Sep 4, 2005
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