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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
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Overview

Explore a rare ceremonial complex in the Bathgate Hills. The broad summit of Cairnpapple Hill was a significant site for ceremonies and burials for at least 4,000 years.

Cairnpapple’s henge dates from about 3800 BC. Centuries later the landscape was chosen for a number of Bronze Age burials. Much later still, it was used for early Christian graves.

What to see and do

  • Enjoy the short, gentle walk to the summit of Cairnpapple Hill
  • Admire this great example of a henge monument – a rare class of Neolithic ceremonial monument
  • Take in stunning views across the Forth Valley and beyond – you may even be able to see Goat Fell, Arran’s highest peak
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring this henge monument. Available on site
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