Mine Howe

sights / Historic

Mine Howe information

On a farm at Tankerness, the mysterious Iron Age site of Mine Howe is an eerie underground chamber, about 1.5m in diameter and 4m high. Its function is unknown; archaeologists from the TV series Time Team carried out a dig here and concluded that it may have had some ritual significance, perhaps as an oracle or shrine. At time of last research it was closed to the public, though some intrepid folk with torches still accessed it.