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Standing Stones of Stenness

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Description: These mysterious standing stones, similar to England's Stonehenge, date...
These mysterious standing stones, similar to England's Stonehenge, date from 2000 BC.
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Amazing monument

It will be incredible if archaeologists can someday figure out how all of the sites in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney relate to one another (Ring of Brodgar, Brodgar Ness, Stones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Coventry, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It will be incredible if archaeologists can someday figure out how all of the sites in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney relate to one another (Ring of Brodgar, Brodgar Ness, Stones of Stennes, Maeshowe, and Skara Brae). At this site, you can walk around among the stones in the company of some very friendly sheep who seem to be more... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

More just down the road, car parking nearby,Lots of visitors from cruise ships arriving by coaches, so pretty busy at times

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not as impressive as the ring, but still a great place to go. Some great photo opportunities at sunset, easy access. You can take a stroll down to the village remains by the loch, but watch out for the midges! Easy to do along with the ring,all very nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This neolithic henge is not as complete as the Ring of Brodgar, but we found it more compelling and more accessible. The stones are quite extraordinary abstract shapes. A very different experience than other henges I have visited--maybe it helps that the coaches and crowds are up the road at the Ring of Brodgar.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although it is a little short of stones, those that are there have great presence. Parking in an adjacent lay-by.

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Alford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fine example of a complete stone circle. Free to view. Easy parking areas with board walk.Close to other sites. Disabled parking available.

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A mini ring of brodgar as many of the stones were destroyed many years ago by the farmer. Still worth a quick stop to see the site

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Standing Stones of Stennes are a short drive from the Ring of Brodgar. You should stop and see these on the way. While fewer stones they are still magnificent and pretty big. You'll wonder how and why they were built.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

An impressive Neolithic henge site. The kids really enjoyed the wide expanse of lawn all around to run around and play on (as opposed to the area around the Ring of Brodgar, another one of the sites in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site), and as an added bonus, there was a group of sheep walking around to... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We visited here as a part of our tour around Orkney's archaeological sites. Originally the stones were part of a large ring of possibly 12 stones, but now only four stones remain standing. The stones are huge, with as much as a third again buried underground, how on earth did those neolithic people manage to move an erect them?

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