Knowe of Queen o Howe

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  • 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.

  • Knowe of Queen o Howe 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 15°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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       36%  76%   11 mph
      6:53 am    7:20 pm
    Thursday, Sep 21st
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       66%  99%   7 mph
      6:55 am    7:17 pm

    Friday, Sep 22nd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       15%  31%   18 mph
      6:57 am    7:14 pm
    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Mostly cloudy until evening and windy starting in the evening.
     
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       0%  86%   27 mph
      7:00 am    7:11 pm

    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       24%  70%   27 mph
      7:02 am    7:08 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    14
       22%  97%   20 mph
      7:04 am    7:05 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       20%  35%   22 mph
      7:06 am    7:02 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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       42%  100%   20 mph
      7:09 am    6:59 pm

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