History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
I thought at first it was a modern gravel heap, but having said that, it's a very impressive mound!
The cairn probably dates to 1700 BCE and may have been erected at the same time as two other nearby cairns, since destroyed. Excavations at Memsie unearthed a broken leaf-shaped sword and a beaker pottery vessel.
Though it is tempting to scramble up the mound, please resist the temptation, as to do so would cause damage to the monument.
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About Memsie Cairn
Address: B9032, Memsie, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a lane off the B9032 at the east edge of Memsie village, 3.5 miles south of Fraserburgh
Website: Memsie Cairn
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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