Capo Long Barrow
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
What makes the Capo Long Barrow so interesting is that it is an earthen barrow, rather than a barrow composed of small stones. Though common further south in England, earthen long barrows are far less common in Scotland.
The barrow is built of scraped turf and earth and are relatively intact and stands on a low terrace overlooking the North Esk river.
There was originally a very similar barrow at Dalladies Farm, a mile to the north, but this has now disappeared. In the same area are the Cairn O'Mount burial cairn, and the Fordoun Stone Pictish cross.
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About Capo Long Barrow
Address: Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On the south fringe of Capo Plantation, off the minor road between the A94 and B966. Signposted from plantation gates.
Website: Capo Long Barrow
Photo Credit: Ewen Rennie, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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