Knowe of Queen o Howe

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  • The Knowe of Queen o’Howe is a turf-covered, artificial mound which probably contains a broch tower. Located in the north of the island of Westray in Orkney, it is mostly made of large stones with a circular hollow on the top, used for burning kelp.

    The name is derived from Old Norse meaning ‘enclosure’ and ‘mound’. Excavations nearby have uncovered evidence of a settlement which predates Skara Brae so it is likely that Knowe of Queen o’Howe was also a settlement.

  • Knowe of Queen o Howe Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Sunday, with temperatures falling to 12°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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    15
       15%  59%   11 mph
      4:19 am    10:00 pm
    Friday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    11
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    18
       0%  14%   12 mph
      4:18 am    10:02 pm

    Saturday, May 27th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
    12
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    16
       0%  44%   16 mph
      4:16 am    10:04 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain in the morning and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    10
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    12
       50%  86%   11 mph
      4:14 am    10:06 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
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    12
       16%  63%   6 mph
      4:13 am    10:08 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
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    13
       2%  76%   4 mph
      4:11 am    10:10 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy in the evening.
     
    9
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    12
       1%  21%   11 mph
      4:10 am    10:12 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    8
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    12
       1%  25%   10 mph
      4:08 am    10:13 pm

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