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Cairn Collection

A cairn, a symbol of ancient wisdom and remembrance, can be found in various forms and locations across the world

Background imageCairn Collection: Standing Stones of Callanish (Callanish 1) on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

Standing Stones of Callanish (Callanish 1) on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The megalithic monument is cross shaped with a central ring of stones and was buildt between 2900 and 2600 BC

Background imageCairn Collection: Fall / Cairn Terrier / 1949

Fall / Cairn Terrier / 1949
A group of Cairn terrier puppies from the Toptwig kennel. Owner: Tracker Date: 1949

Background imageCairn Collection: View south from cairn at the top of Holmbury Hill, Surrey Hills, Surrey

View south from cairn at the top of Holmbury Hill, Surrey Hills, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCairn Collection: Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier
A Cairn Terrier, seated. Date: 1928

Background imageCairn Collection: Picture No. 11768916

Picture No. 11768916
Dogs - driving car through Christmas snow scene Digital Manipulation: Car & Dogs JD - scene ME. Dogs - driving car through Christmas snow scene Digital Manipulation: Car & Dogs JD - scene ME. Date:

Background imageCairn Collection: The spot where Captain Scott lies buried

The spot where Captain Scott lies buried
A cross placed on top of a large cairn of snow marking the resting place of Captain Scott, Dr Wilson and Lieutenant Bowers

Background imageCairn Collection: Snow covered Nine Maidens cairn circle on Belstone Common, Dartmoor, Devon, England

Snow covered Nine Maidens cairn circle on Belstone Common, Dartmoor, Devon, England. Winter (January) 2016

Background imageCairn Collection: Two Children Fishing in Scotland

Two Children Fishing in Scotland
GG12976 Two Children Fishing in Scotland by Leyde, Otto (1835-97); Private Collection; Photo eGavin Graham Gallery, London, UK; German, out of copyright

Background imageCairn Collection: UK, Wales, Angelesey. Ancient burial chamber of Bryn Celli Ddu, c. 2000BC, a CADW

UK, Wales, Angelesey. Ancient burial chamber of Bryn Celli Ddu, c. 2000BC, a CADW Welsh Heritage Site. The carved stone standing outside is a replica

Background imageCairn Collection: Trigonometry Point

Trigonometry Point
A Trigonometry Point at Buvita in the Belgium Congo, topped off with a broom!

Background imageCairn Collection: Stacked stones on Fall-colored vine maple band of the McKenzie National Wild

Stacked stones on Fall-colored vine maple band of the McKenzie National Wild and Scenic River, Cascade Range, Oregon

Background imageCairn Collection: CAIRNS TERRIER / 1963

CAIRNS TERRIER / 1963
CHAMPION TOPTWIG TOKEN Owned by Marsh. Date: 1963

Background imageCairn Collection: Knockmany Cairn, Augher, Co Tyrone

Knockmany Cairn, Augher, Co Tyrone - a view of inscribed stones. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Tyrone: Augher). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageCairn Collection: Front cover of the Sphere Scott Memorial Number

Front cover of the Sphere Scott Memorial Number
Front cover of The Sphere, Memorial Number of the Scott Antarctic Expedition showing a sombre scene of a group of men praying by a cairn topped with a cross in memory of Captain Scott, who died

Background imageCairn Collection: A view across the Cairngorms in Scotland from the top of Creag Dubh near Newtonmore

A view across the Cairngorms in Scotland from the top of Creag Dubh near Newtonmore, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCairn Collection: Dogs, Cairns, Dawson

Dogs, Cairns, Dawson
Wheaten and Brindled Cairn Terriers

Background imageCairn Collection: Dogs, Cairn and Wire Terrier, Dawson

Dogs, Cairn and Wire Terrier, Dawson
A Cairn and Wire Fox Terrier, seated

Background imageCairn Collection: Entrance to main chamber and passage entrance

Entrance to main chamber and passage entrance, Maes Howe chambered cairn, dating from 2700 BC, part of Central Mainland UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom

Background imageCairn Collection: Rock zen pyramid of stones pebbles on the background of the sea and boat. Concept of Life balance

Rock zen pyramid of stones pebbles on the background of the sea and boat. Concept of Life balance, harmony and meditation. Pyramid of sea pebbles

Background imageCairn Collection: Stacked Stones

Stacked Stones
Kristian Gallagher

Background imageCairn Collection: Bert Bissell MBE - mountain climber and peace campaigner

Bert Bissell MBE - mountain climber and peace campaigner
Bert Bissell MBE, 1902?1998, was a mountain climber and peace campaigner. Mr Bissell led a pilgrimage from the Dudley Bible Class to the summit of Ben Nevis on VJ Day in 1945

Background imageCairn Collection: Pebble Cairns on Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece

Pebble Cairns on Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece

Background imageCairn Collection: Stone figures in the forest at the Reinfalls in Reintal, Valle Aurina, South Tyrol, Italy

Stone figures in the forest at the Reinfalls in Reintal, Valle Aurina, South Tyrol, Italy

Background imageCairn Collection: Summit of the Asitzkopf (1, 974 m) near Leogang, Salzburger Land, Austria

Summit of the Asitzkopf (1, 974 m) near Leogang, Salzburger Land, Austria

Background imageCairn Collection: Summit cairn on Ofenhoren mountain with view at Bernese Alps, Urner Alps, canton Berne

Summit cairn on Ofenhoren mountain with view at Bernese Alps, Urner Alps, canton Berne, Switzerland

Background imageCairn Collection: Mongolia, Ovorkhangai. An Ovoo, which is a type of sacred Buddhist cairn, by the roadside

Mongolia, Ovorkhangai. An Ovoo, which is a type of sacred Buddhist cairn, by the roadside with Stupas in the background

Background imageCairn Collection: Cairns on summit of Peterskaopfl with Lake Schlegeispeicher and Hochfeiler group

Cairns on summit of Peterskaopfl with Lake Schlegeispeicher and Hochfeiler group
Cairns on summit of PeterskAopfl with Lake Schlegeispeicher and Hochfeiler group on the background, Zillertal Alps, Tyrol, Schwaz district, Austria

Background imageCairn Collection: Cairns on the Peterskopfl, Ginzling, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria

Cairns on the Peterskopfl, Ginzling, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria

Background imageCairn Collection: Cairns on summit of PeterskAopfl, Zillertal Alps, Tyrol, Schwaz district, Austria

Cairns on summit of PeterskAopfl, Zillertal Alps, Tyrol, Schwaz district, Austria
Cairns on summit of Peterskopfl, Zillertal Alps, Tyrol, Schwaz district, Austria

Background imageCairn Collection: Cairns rock piles, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Cairns symbolize trails

Cairns rock piles, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. Cairns symbolize trails

Background imageCairn Collection: Battle of Colenso memorial

Battle of Colenso memorial
Cairn of stones recalling the battle where 103 soldiers lives were lost of December 15th. The battle of Colenso was the third and final battle fought during the Black Week of the Second Boer War

Background imageCairn Collection: Duke of Windsor with dogs

Duke of Windsor with dogs
Edward, Duke of Windsor (1894-1972) previously Edward VIII, in his Paris home on Boulevard Suchet, with pet dogs. Date: 1939

Background imageCairn Collection: VICTORIA PICNICS

VICTORIA PICNICS
Victoria and Albert picnic at Cairn Lochan, near Balmoral, only a few weeks before his death Date: 16 October 1861

Background imageCairn Collection: Wadi Rum red desert with some stone stacked in a pile in the foreground, Jordan, Middle East

Wadi Rum red desert with some stone stacked in a pile in the foreground, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageCairn Collection: Summit Cairn on Yew Crag above misty Ullswater at sunrise, Gowbarrow Fell

Summit Cairn on Yew Crag above misty Ullswater at sunrise, Gowbarrow Fell, Lake District National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCairn Collection: DDE-90036159

DDE-90036159
Maes Howe (Maeshowe) is a Neolithic chambered cairn (c.2800 BC), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orkney islands, Scotland. (Large format sizes available) Date: 15/10/2009

Background imageCairn Collection: DDE-90036158

DDE-90036158
Maes Howe (Maeshowe) is a Neolithic chambered cairn (c.2800 BC), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orkney islands, Scotland. (Large format sizes available) Date: 15/10/2009

Background imageCairn Collection: DDE-90035890

DDE-90035890
Estonia, Western Estonia Islands, Saaremaa Island, Sorve Peninsula, Ohessaare, cairns on rocky beach Date: 29/11/2006

Background imageCairn Collection: DDE-90026269

DDE-90026269
The Great Barrier Reef, aerial view of Green Island, Cairns Area, North Coast, Queensland, Australia Date: 15/10/2009

Background imageCairn Collection: Kauai

Kauai
USA, Hawaii, Kauai, Hanalei, Na Pali Coast, rocks

Background imageCairn Collection: Cascading mountain stream and rock cairns, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Cascading mountain stream and rock cairns, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, North Carolina

Background imageCairn Collection: Beaghmore Stone Circles, County Tyrone, Ireland

Beaghmore Stone Circles, County Tyrone, Ireland

Background imageCairn Collection: 13131470

13131470
DOG - Pugairn - Pug cross Cairn Terrier wearing a cowboy hat and scarf and American sunglasses Date: 09-07-2007

Background imageCairn Collection: Stone collections, Great Altesch Glacier, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bernese Alps

Stone collections, Great Altesch Glacier, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bernese Alps, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageCairn Collection: Rock cairn, Tahquamenon River, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan

Rock cairn, Tahquamenon River, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan

Background imageCairn Collection: A Night Ascent of Snowdon (engraving)

A Night Ascent of Snowdon (engraving)
1054977 A Night Ascent of Snowdon (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Night Ascent of Snowdon)

Background imageCairn Collection: The Queens Highland Home, Balmoral (engraving)

The Queens Highland Home, Balmoral (engraving)
1614234 The Queens Highland Home, Balmoral (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Queens Highland Home, Balmoral)



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A cairn, a symbol of ancient wisdom and remembrance, can be found in various forms and locations across the world. Standing Stones of Callanish (Callanish 1) on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides stand tall, whispering tales from centuries past. From the top of Holmbury Hill in Surrey Hills, Surrey, one can witness a breathtaking view southward while standing beside a humble cairn. In 1949, an adorable Cairn Terrier named Fall captured hearts with its irresistible charm. This breed has long been cherished for its loyalty and playful nature. Another remarkable cairn lies in Wales on Anglesey Island - Bryn Celli Ddu's ancient burial chamber dating back to approximately 2000BC stands as a testament to our ancestors' reverence for life beyond death. Captured forever in picture No. 11768916 is yet another delightful Cairns Terrier from 1963, showcasing their timeless appeal. Knockmany Cairn located in Augher, Co Tyrone invites visitors to explore its historical significance and marvel at its enduring presence. The Standing Stones of Callanish (Callanish 1) once again grace this list due to their undeniable allure and enigmatic aura that continues to captivate all who visit them today. Meanwhile, Captain Scott finds eternal rest at a spot marked by a solemn cairn - reminding us of his heroic journey through treacherous Antarctic lands. Trigonometry Point serves as more than just coordinates; it represents human ingenuity and precision amidst vast landscapes. Lastly, stacked stones on the vibrant fall-colored vine maple band within McKenzie National Wild remind us that even amid nature's beauty lies evidence of human creativity intertwined with natural wonders. Whether marking significant sites or adorning picturesque landscapes worldwide, these diverse representations of cairns serve as reminders that history lives on through stone monuments built by those who came before us.