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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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A must see on the Neolithic trail of Orkney

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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