|Location:||15km west of Kirkwall on the A965. Tickets at Tormiston Mill reception area. (58°59'45" N, 3°11'19" W)|
APR to SEP daily 9:30-17.
OCt to MAR daily 9:30-16.
Closed 25-DEC, 26-DEC, 01-JAN, 02-JAN.
Adults GBP 5, Children (5-15) GBP 2.50, Concessions GBP 4.
Timed tickets. 
|Address:||Maeshowe, KW16 3HA, Tel: +44-1856-761606.|
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|Last update:||$Date: 2015/08/30 21:55:10 $|
|1861||initial excavation by archaeologist James Farrer.|
|1999||designated part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.|
Maeshowe is a chambered cairn, a hill grave with a large central chamber with three side chambers. It is entered through a low and long entrance passage, which is aligned to the sunset of the midwinter. Only a few days around midwinter the sun shines its last rays through Maeshowe's entrance passage on the rear wall of the central chamber. There is even a website with a website which shows this.
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