Maeshowe Tours

Maeshowe is a chambered tomb in northern Scotland that is more than 5,000 years old. It is considered to be the finest Neolithic building in northwest Europe due to its design, stonework construction, and use of massive individual stones. At first Maeshowe appears to be just a large grassy mound, but visitors can enter from a single door. A 33 foot long stone passageway leads into a small stone chamber in the center. The chamber is only about 15 feet across. Three side rooms made of single slabs of stone are attached to the main chamber. The entire structure was designed so that light would shine down the passageway at sunset every day from three weeks before to three weeks after the shortest day of the year. 

At least 3,000 years after Maeshowe was closed up, Norsemen broke into the chamber. They left behind light-hearted runic graffiti all over the walls. It is the largest collection of runic inscriptions outside Scandinavia and serves as a reminder that Orkney was under Norwegian rule until 1468. 

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Maeshowe is located in Orkney. Advanced booking is required. 
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Indirizzo: Orkney, Scotland, Scozia
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Tour delle isole Orkney di 3 giorni da Inverness

Scopri la bellezza mistica e drammatica delle lontane Isole Orcadi in questa escursione di 3 giorni da Inverness. Con una guida amichevole, viaggio attraverso il Pentland Firth fino all'arcipelago delle Orcadi spazzato dal vento, pieno di vita selvaggia e panorami perfetti. Visita villaggi immersi nel mistero vichingo e monumenti come la cappella italiana di Lamb Holm e le Stones di Stenness, patrimonio dell'UNESCO. Due serate in hotel a 3 stelle o in B & B e colazione giornaliera inclusa.
  • Durata: 3 giorni
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  • Durata: 3 giorni
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