Dwarfie Stane

The Dwarfie Stane is a chambered tomb carved out of rock situated in a steep-sided valley between Quoys and Randwick on the island of Hoy, in Orkney.

Unlike other tombs on Orkney, the Dwarfie Stane is cut from a red sandstone block about 8m long. The remarkable thing about the Dwarfie Stane is that it was hollowed out using only stone or antler tools, and a lot of back-breaking work and patience.

Some say that it is the only Neolithic rock-cut tomb in Britain.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 15.5 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 17.3 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Feb 04lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 12.9 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07rain
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (SW)

Hoy Island weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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