White Cow Wood Cairn
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Kerb stones remain around the cairn exterior. Within the cairn, space is a rectangular chamber bounded by 3 standing stones and a cover slab (there were originally five stones but two have disappeared).
The tallest of the three standing stones is only about 0.5 metres high (about 1.5 foot). The kerb stones were graded in height, a feature found in the Clava Cairn style of burials.
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About White Cow Wood Cairn
Address: Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: In White Cow Wood forest plantation. Forestry Commission car park on a minor road to Strichen off the A950, three miles west of Mintlaw. Signposted walk from car park 1000 metres.
Website: White Cow Wood Cairn
Photo Credit: Ballogie, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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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Aikey Brae Stone Circle - 3.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum - 3.2 miles (Museum)
Old Deer Old Kirk - 3.3 miles (Historic Church)
Culsh Memorial - 4.7 miles (Historic Building)
Berrybrae Stone Circle - 5.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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