History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The barrow is only partly covered in earth, with the remainder made up of irregular stones and small, rounded boulders, though many of the stones have been robbed. The site has been investigated by archaeologists but no sign of a burial chamber has been found.
A short stroll to the south, on the steep seaward slope of Gourdon Hill, are the remains of a hill fort.
About Gourdon Cairn
Address: Gordoun, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Just west of Gourdon. Best reached via a track off the A92 midway between Gourdon and Inverbervie
Website: Gourdon Cairn
Photo Credit: Andrew Wood, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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