Uist Unearthed - Location C - Bornais

Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

Type:Archaeology App

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Virtual Bornais from a distance
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  • Group of children next to virtual hut with fire burning inside
  • Virtual Bornais with person standing next to it
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A 30-minute walk along the machair from Cill Donnain leads you to Bornais, and the site of a grand Viking Age hall that once stood proud in the landscape. Scan the QR code with the Uist Unearthed app and step inside the banqueting chamber to learn more about this well-connected and prestigious site at the centre of a complex international trade network. Watch the animations to discover the craftwork that took place here and step around the long crackling fireplace: a perfect spot for feasting, stories, and games. Watch out for rabbit burrows as you explore the site! Look out for a thin path through the crops cultivated in the summer months.


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NGR: NF 72935 30243

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Opening Times

* Limited parking at the end of the track.

What's Nearby

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    0.28 miles away
  2. Colourful fallow or crops full of Corn Marigold can be seen from the main track across…

    0.42 miles away
  3. Exhibition of Ceramic Glazes and other Crafts using local Hebridean materials. Also…

    0.44 miles away
  1. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    0.67 miles away
  2. This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared…

    0.87 miles away
  3. The broch of Dùn Mhulan was inhabited during the Iron Age. This large tower-like house…

    0.91 miles away
  4. Download the Uist Unearthed app and step back 2000 years ago, to explore Cill Donnain…

    1 miles away
  5. There are regular sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins to the south and west of the headland.

    1.21 miles away
  6. You can usually find seals hauled out on the rocky promonatry looking south-west from the…

    1.21 miles away
  7. On the west side, in the village of Ormiclate is Ormiclate Castle which stands in ruins…

    1.22 miles away
  8. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    1.32 miles away
  9. South Uist War Memorial

    1.36 miles away
  10. Usually found around the coastline either side of the headland.

    1.43 miles away
  11. Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

    1.88 miles away
  12. An excellent area for sightings of this species.

    1.88 miles away
  13. Learn about the South Uists local history at Kildonan Museum through stories, artefacts…

    1.93 miles away
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