History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are a pair of stones in the south-west section of the cairn which may have formed part of a horseshoe-shaped kerb. The eastern stone is conglomerate, while the western stone is red granite. If the remaining stones were spaced evenly there would have been room for six of them in total.
Within the kerb, or ridge, is a circular depression about 17 feet across.
Beyond the cairn, about three metres to the south, are three further stones which may (or may not) have formed part of a stone circle.
About seven miles away is Innesmill Stone Circle.
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About Cowiemuir Cairn
Address: Portgordon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a minor road south of Portgordon towards the B9104, at the junction of roads between Tynert and Dallachy.
Website: Cowiemuir Cairn
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Innesmill Stone Circle - 5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Green Castle - 8.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cullen Old Kirk - 8.7 miles (Historic Church)
Deskford Church - 8.7 miles (Historic Church)
Spynie Palace - 9 miles (Historic Building)
Elgin Cathedral - 9.2 miles (Cathedral)
Elgin Museum - 9.4 miles (Museum)
Moray Motor Museum - 9.4 miles (Museum)
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