An Uamh Mhor or Uamh an Oir, Kenavara

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Dr John Holliday inside ‘The Cave of Gold’ on Kenavara’. It is about 50m deep, 10m wide, and very high.

The entrance to this sea cave is about 3 m above Spring High Tide Mark, and it is likely that this was below sea level during the Holocene Marine Transgression. As such, it is unlikely to contain anything older than the Late Mesolithic. The floor is thick with guano.

There is said to be a structure at its entrance known as Leapaidh Nighean Righ Lochlainn ‘the bed of the daughter of the King of Norway’.

See Longships on the Sand, p. 660.

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