History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The barrow/cairn is covered with some very large stones. It is six feet high at the south-east end, diminishing in height towards the north-west end. Stones have been robbed from the south-eastern end of the cairn and there are deep holes in the south-eastern end, though no obvious signs of internal burial chambers.
Most of the cairn is made up of pink granite.
A pair of stone axes found on the site are now in the Arbuthnot Museum in Peterhead. The cairn is signposted from the Cairncatto Farm.
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About Cairn Catto
Address: Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Four miles north-west of Cruden Bay, on the west side of the minor road between the A952 and the A950
Website: Cairn Catto
Photo Credit: Anne Burgess, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Arbuthnot Museum - 4.4 miles (Museum)
Buchan Ness - 4.7 miles (Countryside)
Aberdeenshire Farming Museum - 6.8 miles (Museum)
Old Deer Old Kirk - 6.8 miles (Historic Church)
Deer Abbey - 7.6 miles (Abbey)
Aikey Brae Stone Circle - 7.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Loudon Wood Stone Circle - 8.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Berrybrae Stone Circle - 9.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Cairn Catto: