The layout of the cairn
Access to the interior of the
Cuween cairn is by a very low passage approximately 5.5 metres long.
The tomb is a Maeshowe-type tomb, cut into solid bedrock at the top of Cuween Hill.
Four smaller chambers branch off
from each wall of the rectangular main chamber, the entrances to
which are slightly above the level of the floor.
through the chamber entrances, the side chambers are also high enough
to allow the visitor to stand.