Longman Hill Cairn
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The depression between the two sections may be an original feature but it might equally be from an unrecorded archaeological excavation, which makes the remains a bit more difficult to interpret.
The cairn was investigated in 1886 an urn was discovered containing calcined bones. Another urn was found 2 years later, filled with black mould.
The cairn is about 21 metres across, 4.3 metres high, and is made mostly of earth. The barrow stands in a visible location on the crest of a hill and presents an easily identifiable skyline feature.
About Longman Hill Cairn
Address: Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Just over 2 miles south east of Macduff, off the A98 onto a minor road. The site is 250 metres along the field boundary at the first steading (marked Easter Outseat on OS maps).
Website: Longman Hill Cairn
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
Cleaved Head Promontory Fort - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Doune Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church)
Duff House - 3.1 miles (Museum)
Banff Museum - 3.2 miles (Museum)
Craigston Castle - 4.6 miles (Historic House)
Castle Point Fort - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Delgatie Castle - 7.2 miles (Castle)
Kinnairdy Castle - 11 miles (Castle)
Nearest Accommodation to Longman Hill Cairn:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Visitor Information Point
Tel: 01343 562608