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Standing Stones of Stenness

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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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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

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Whilst there are only a few stones left, this place is still interesting, thought provoking and worth visiting. It's right next to the Barnhouse Settlement (which is worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical stone circle on the way to Skara Brae. No local commentary; use your guide book. The 2 most interesting places are Skara Brae and the tomb

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst there are only a few stones left, this place is still interesting, thought provoking and worth visiting. It's right next to the Barnhouse Settlement (which is worth a visit) and close to the Ring of Brodgar and excellent Ness of Brodgar dig.

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Bucharest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So happy that I could see them and touch them. Standing stones are impressive and together with the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae made my visit in Orkney very precious. Just thinking how old they are and the premises. Swans and seals in near by lakes were a nice surprise, too.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Standing Stones of Stenness are easy to find, just a short drive when you get off of the ferry coming from mainland Scotland. I would recommend getting a tour guide for both these and the Ring of Brodgar as the tour guide would be able to provide more historical information of the standing stones. The stones are impressive, especially... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as outwardly impressive as the nearby Ring of Brodgar, but perhaps the oldest Neolithic site on the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated close to Ring of Brodegar and at some beautiful lakes where we say seals basking. The stones are 5000plus years old and amazing well worth a visit.

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Porter Ranch, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed these stones and their history and especially the sheep within the enclosure of the stones. I walked over to see the sheep, and they started to run in a circle around me. Very entertaining.

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Thank Julie S
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These remarkable standing stones date back aboutv 5000 years and provide an insight into the intriguing Norse history and culture of the Orkney Islands and date back about 5000 years. They are one of the many Neolithic sites on the Orkney Islands worth visiting.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These massive megaliths are amazing. They stand in a field where they placed an untold number of thousand years ago by our very early ancestors. It is estimated they have stood there, many, many feet high, for at least 5,000 years.

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Earls Barton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but still special in their own way. Currently cordoned off for renovation. Fantastic views. Question for all visitors : how do these 'relate' to the Ring of Brodgar?

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