Dwarfie Stane Home / Attractions / Hoy History / Dwarfie Stane Dwarfie Stane is a huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut. It is believed to date from around 3000 BC. The tomb was formerly sealed by the blocking stone which now lies in front of the entrance. Share this:ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
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I only write to say that I remember a lot my visit to Hoy. I liked it very very very much. Unforgettable.
This stone is truly amazing. This giant stone stands on a valley floor surrounded by majestic mountains. It is like something from a Stanley Kubrick novel . It is quite profound and you can see why it has attracted attention for millennia. This huge stone has been hollowed out inside by people using stone tools, you would think it had been done by modern power tools it is that smooth. It is epic and should be on your bucket list
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I first visited this in 1995, while working on the RSPB reserve as a volunteer. What caught me was the amount of effort it must have taken to carve out the stonework, from solid sandstone! I read one theory that it may have been intended as a survival chamber for a leader in those ancient times (dating sometime after Noah and the biblical flood). With ability to determine timescales (using stone circle technology), could the Dwarfie Stane have been made to save a person during a foretold, predetermined cataclysmic flood? Just a thought but well worth visiting and in a cracking location.