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Tomb of the Eagles

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Caves and Mines

Attraction Information

Tomb of the Eagles

is another name for the Isbister Chambered Cairn which is a Stone Age tomb located underground and which contained lots of skulls and bones particularly of Eagles- hence the name!

The passageway into the Tomb is 70 cm wide and 85 cm high and the quickest option is to crawl along the 3 metre entrance although a trolley is also available! Once inside, the roof is 3 metres high with skylights providing light.

The walk from the Visitor Centre to the tomb, via a Bronze Age site is approximately 1 mile along a well-marked path.

In the Visitors Centre, you will find a unique hands-on experience where you can see and handle some of the original artefacts found at the sites.

During the main visitor season, there are displays and daily talks. Plus, there is a gift shop that also serves teas, coffees and ice-cream.

Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.


Adults: £7.50, Concessions: £6.50, Kids: from £2.50

Travel & Contact Information


Liddle, St Margarets Hope, The Orkney Isles, The Highlands, KW17 2RW, Scotland

Phone number

01856 831 339



Click here to visit Tomb of the Eagles' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Tomb of the Eagles is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Tomb of the Eagles have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Tomb of the Eagles has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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