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Dwarfie Stane


A 5,000-year-old monument that's thought to be Britain's only rock-cut tomb.

The Dwarfie Stane is a megalithic chambered tomb carved out of a titanic block of Devonian Old Red Sandstone located in a steep-sided glaciated valley between the settlements of Quoys and Rackwick on Hoy, an island in Orkney, Scotland.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

The Dwarfie Stane is free to visit and open year-round.


Towards the north end of Hoy, 3.5m from Rackwick. Reached via Orkney Ferries Ltd from Houton Terminal.

Parking available.

Grid Reference: HY 244 005.

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    Open to the public