Knowe of Queen o Howe

The Knowe of Queen o’Howe is a turf-covered, artificial mound which probably contains a broch tower. Located in the north of the island of Westray in Orkney, it is mostly made of large stones with a circular hollow on the top, used for burning kelp.

The name is derived from Old Norse meaning ‘enclosure’ and ‘mound’. Excavations nearby have uncovered evidence of a settlement which predates Skara Brae so it is likely that Knowe of Queen o’Howe was also a settlement.

Visit Knowe of Queen o Howe


(Get directions)

Place Category: See & Do

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Mar 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Mar 25cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 12.9 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Mar 26lightsleetshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Mar 27lightsleetshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 16.4 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Mar 28fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (SE)

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

You may also like ...

In this 'you may also like' section we attempt to answer what else can I do? Here you have a list by order of being the closest some more beaches, things to see and do, accommodation, places to eat and upcoming events.

Where to stay ...

Something to eat…

Nearby beaches…

Something to see and do…

Your Recently Viewed Locations