South Clettreval Chambered Cairn
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Neither the house nor the cairn is terribly large, but it is easy to make out the structure from the surviving stonework. The roundhouse measures about 7.5 metres diameter, with very thick walls up to 2.2 metres wide. Further down the hill is a possible standing stone and another chambered cairn, known as Tighe Cloiche.
To reach the South Clettraval remains, take the single-lane access road leading east from Tigharry to the power station atop South Clettraval hill. Park at the top of the hill, just before the power station. The cairn and roundhouse is easily visible on the slope below. You will have to hop the fence, and do wear waterproof footwear for the ground is boggy - but this is the Hebrides, so you already knew that, right?
About South Clettreval Chambered Cairn
Address: Tigharry, North Uist, Western Isles, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Take the access road to the power station on South Clettraval hill. The site is easily visible downhill of the parking area at the top.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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