Cairnpapple Hill

Historic Sites

Bathgate Hills, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

    One of the most important prehistoric monuments on the mainland of Scotland, Cairnpapple was used as a burial and ceremonial site from about 3000 to 1400 BC.

    A once-sacred hilltop where people first held rituals and raised neolithic monuments some 5,500 yars ago. You can visit a Neolithic henge, see the site of a great timber circle and descend into a Bronze Age cist grave (now covered by a modern, domed chamber).

    Good views of east central Scotland may be had from the hill.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/hsclosure. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    Gradings
    4 Historic Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Open Summer, 1 April - 30 September Mon, Tues, Fri and Sun
    Guided tours available during the season on Mon & Sun. Call 0131 550 7603 to book.
    Winter: Closed

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concession £3.60 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Transport

    • Parking

    Children

    • Children Welcome

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