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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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Park at the Maeshowe Visitor Centre if you want to walk round the stones.They can be viewed from the road as you pass by on the way to the less popular but more impressive Ring of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Park at the Maeshowe Visitor Centre if you want to walk round the stones.They can be viewed from the road as you pass by on the way to the less popular but more impressive Ring of Brodgar

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Another must see. Also go to Barnhouse ancient settlement which is nearby. This has quite a magical feel to it and we even saw some swans on the loch.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fab site for letting the kids run about whilst the adults soak in the past. Think the kids enjoyed it more here than the local park

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

5 minutes drive from the other standing stones, make sure you go. Catch the seals in the bay just up the road. If you have a guide they can bring it to life for you. Our coach driver a former resident of Hampshire did a good job.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's easy to visit the Standing Stones of Stenness - park next to the site and it's a short 2 minute walk before you'll find yourself standing in the midst of the standing stones. There's a great vista over the water to the distant shore and informative panels which help put the site into historical context. Definitely worth a stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I liked the verticality of the stones, their color and shape. I liked the ground they were standing on, the color of the grass and its scent.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The whole site is so obviously steeped in ancient history and full of mystery. How on earth did our ancestors manage to transport and erect such large stones ?? If you have a camera and an eye for a photograph get your self up here and enjoy yourself - We did !!

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

These standing stones are on the way to the Ring of Brodgar and just down the road from Maeshowe so they are well worth a visit. Not as impressive as the Ring of Brodgar, but still an impressive example of Neolithic structures.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Yet another of Orkney's Neolithic gems and a must see visit. Interesting how the interpretation of the standing stones is changing since the Ness of Brogar discovery! (100+ village) Very well kept site

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We are lucky to still have these magnificent monoliths given that a victorian farmer was stopped using dynamite after blowing up one of the stones. There was a sea mist on the day i visited that added to the mystique of the stones. Again i say ... not to be missed.

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