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  • Cairnpapple Hill is one of the best-known prehistoric sites on the mainland of Scotland. It was a place known and revered by the people who lived in its shadow for thousands of years.

    Archaeological excavations here in 1947-8 revealed that the monument had been the focus of communal activity for over 200 generations of local farmers, from the 4th millennium BC through to the Christian era.

    Step inside a Neolithic henge, see the site of a great timber circle and descend into a Bronze Age cist. Cairnpapple represents a remarkable legacy from our prehistoric past.

    To see some more interesting images of Cairnpapple, please click here

  • Travel by Public Transport

    From Bathgate train station walk 6 mins to Bathgate South Bridge Street at B'Wise. Take First Edinburgh bus no 474 (South Queensferry) to Torphichen, The Loan Rock Cottages - 8 mins.

    Walk 15 mins to Cairnpapple Hill.

Contact

Phone: 01506 634 622

Web:  Visit Website

Location

Cairnpapple Hill
Bathgate Hills
West Lothian

Ratings

VisitScotland Rating , Green Accreditation

Facilities

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Children Welcome
  • Only Cash or Card

Details

Price:

Adult -  £4.50
Child - £2.70
Concession - £3.60

Open Summer only:  Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Guided tours are available – call 0131 550 7603 to book.

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