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 5 stones but 2 have disappeared).
The tallest of the 3 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.
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 minor road to Strichen off A950, 3 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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