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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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These are really impressive stones. One tall and incredibly thin, one stumpy but interestingly shaped. Not many left but those that are give a sense of massive scale. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Witney, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It is a pity that not much of this site is left. It is still worth a visit if you are in the area. There are some helpful interpretation boards on the site.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

These are really impressive stones. One tall and incredibly thin, one stumpy but interestingly shaped. Not many left but those that are give a sense of massive scale. Not immediately recognizable as part of a circle. I find them atmospheric and imposing and one of my favourite Orkney places. Mind you I am probably easily impressed by the Neolithic/Bronze age.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

While standing here you can see how Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar and these stones are all connected. Best to go early in the day if you want good photos.

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Piermont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Stennes Standing Stones are beautiful, unfortunately many of them were destroyed but what is left is worth the trip. Only a mile from the Ring of Brodgar.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Unfortunately these stones are within sight of the Ring of Brodgar and so suffer from the comparison from both the number of stones and the size of the circle, still worth a visit.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

These are a few huge, tall stones, but are quite dull compared to the Ring of Brodgar. Can be viewed from the road or you can walk across a muddy field. Only worth stopping if you are into standing stones.

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Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were on a coach trip and this was one of the stopping off points. You tend to become rather blase about these sites, although I should really think about the history and significance. The area is gorgeous with lots of lovely views. If that is what you are interested in fine. I am glad that we visited but would... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Travelling from the main Kirkwall to Stromness road this is the first group of standing stones you come to. It is on the right, next to the road with a small lay-by to park in. There is an enclosure with several tall stones in a ring. It all stands on a narrow "ness" or neck of land between a loch... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Perhaps not as good to see as, for example, the ring of Brodgar, but it all forms part of the rich tapestry of civilisation which was Orkney at that time. From that context well worth to see, and try to grasp what was Orkney at that time.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

standing stones. Great to know people hoisted these up 5000 years ago but there's not much to see. I liked the sheep and seals.

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Address: Stenness, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Stenness

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