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Address: Stenness, Scotland
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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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We were in awe!

It had just stopped raining when we got to the Standing Stones of Stenness and the cloudy sky added to the already spectacular ambiance of the site. Seeing these stones, along... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

It had just stopped raining when we got to the Standing Stones of Stenness and the cloudy sky added to the already spectacular ambiance of the site. Seeing these stones, along with the other sites on the Orkney Islands was truly a bucket-list kind of experience.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Along with the Ring of Brodgar, the Stones of Sternness are at the top of what I would advise visitors to Scotland to see. Yes, I do mean to Scotland, not simply to Orkney. They cannot help but to impress one with their size and the mystery of why they were build. From them, one can see the Ring of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Not as large a circle as the nearby Ring of Brodegar, the Stones of Stenness and still well worth a visit. The sheer size of the actual stones and the depth of the ditch are most impressive. The nearby Barnhouse village is also worth the short walk from the site and, as an added bonus, has a bird hide located... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Tying our experience together are the 3 places above, expertly led by Kinlay @ Orkney Uncovered. The history, is mind blowing. Older than Stonehenge, and in most cases undisturbed by Victorian man.....ish (TNT anyone?). Tying these three locations together was what made it for us.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Incredibly well-preserved Neolithic monument, good access, very serene with other monuments close by

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

What a strange place some great engineers many years ago put these stones in place was great to be in with the flock of sheep shame some stone were apparently blown by dynamite at some point

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We shared our visit with a flock of sheep! Loved being able to step right up next to these! (Watch your step)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We visited the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae on our Globus tour of Scotland but only drove by this historic monument. Personally, I would have loved to stop but at least I did see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Met Elaine Clarke at 10. Her knowledge, passion, enthusiasm and love for the stones and her community was awe inspiring. Came a long way to visit the stones and she enhanced the experience and expanded my knowledge.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

A 12 Stone circle from 3000 BC making it the oldest stone circle on Orkney, the stones are over 20ft high,this is not to be missed.

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