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Standing Stones of Stenness

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Address: Stenness, Scotland
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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Great site for a wedding!

I have visited this place many times and it is always inspiring. Last Friday (20th March) our Daughter was married here! Although it was cold and windy it was very beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I have visited this place many times and it is always inspiring. Last Friday (20th March) our Daughter was married here! Although it was cold and windy it was very beautiful site and we felt part of something special.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

As we drove through the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" - a designated World Heritage Site - to Skara Brae, we stopped off at the Standing Stones of Stenness and read the information board to give us a little more detail and context. However, when we got to Skara Brae, the staff told us that there is a ranger tour and... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A wonderful site to visit, just down the road from the Ring of Brodgar. Definitely worth visiting if you are in Orkney.

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We got in front of the tour bus and had the Stones all to ourselves. We would recommend the stones, quite the site just off the water of the Loch of Horray.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Who erected them, why, when, why here? Standing alone out on a bare hillside in the wind over the centuries, they invite you to wonder about our human history. Gorgeous place to visit and contemplate the past.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Been here numerous times but on a proper tour this time so found out a few interesting facts that I wasn't aware of - if you stand in a certain place and speak your voice echoes! You can imagine that if there were the original number of stones this would work even better....

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Sour Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a glorious day in Orkney. Earlier in our trip we had been to Stonehenge, which was great. On the wonderful island of Orkney, you can roam among these even older stones erected around 5,400 years ago. No charge to see and touch these ancient stones of historic Scotland. Amazing. Highly recommend.

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Seabeck, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Don't miss these stones-they are huge and just off the side of the road. We were there on a quiet day, just a few other folks, and a little misty. Such an amazing group, and not roped off or hard to find.

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Orkney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is an ancient stone circle. The stones are really large... reaching up to 14 feet in height! Nobody is sure how the ancient people of Orkney found the stone, nor is anybody sure how they managed to erect such massive monoliths (which have about as much stone underground as over it in order to keep the huge stones upright).... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were here on the evening of the autumn equinox with a lovely sunset and a very light drizzle. Magical.

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