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Standing Stones of Stenness

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These mysterious standing stones, similar to England's Stonehenge, date from 2000 BC.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“standing stones” (96 reviews)
“ring of brodgar” (108 reviews)
“oldest stone” (4 reviews)
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Stenness, Scotland
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"standing stones"
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"ring of brodgar"
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"oldest stone"
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"stone circle"
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"worth a stop"
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"sheer size"
in 4 reviews
"skara brae"
in 24 reviews
"friendly sheep"
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"walk up"
in 5 reviews
"neolithic settlement"
in 7 reviews
"car park"
in 10 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"amazing site"
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"historic scotland"
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"awe inspiring"
in 6 reviews
"ancient sites"
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Reviewed yesterday

Four us traveled together and after our day long tour with a private guide I asked what was each person’s favorite site. I said the live archaeological dig, the Ness Brodgar; one said the Ring of Brodgar; one said Skara Brae, and one of us...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed yesterday

The Stenness Stones are all that remains of an ancient stone circle. The siting is stunning. On one side the sea loch of Stenness and the fresh water Loch Harray on the other. Encircling this are the gentle Orkney hills. Just Magic. Entry is free...More

Thank colincX382AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great if your into ancient monuments and history. Easily accessible from the road, though limited parking. Get there early to avoid coach tours. We were lucky weather was fantastic when we got there, but can be bad.

Thank Garry W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From a cruise ship excursion we only passed them as had no time to stop. Would have liked to walk round as we heard they are several thousand years old.

Thank Cathy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine neolithic people tipping these huge stones into place without any modern machinery. These stones guided people for thousands of years. The history here is amazing, ranging from 5000-5500 years ago. Fascinating.

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The standing stones, alone on a narrow strip of land between the lochs conjures visions of a period gone in the mists of time. Visits the hills to the south for a spectacular view of the Standing Stones.

Thank J Douglas S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit and still as mind blowing as the first. How on earth did these stones get moved here? Well worth visiting at different times of the day and year to see this historic site in true beauty.

Thank EMELeicestershire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on an evening visit to the stones. They can be accessed at anytime. I was amazed at the size of the stones. Excellent information board with parking next to the site. Well worth a visit especially when there are no crowds!

Thank Amweston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is surely one of Scotland's national treasures the more so with the Neolithic site at the Ness of Brodgar and the Ring of Brodgar so close to this site. Difficult to comprehend that these stones pre-date Stonehenge. You just have to stand beside these...More

Thank Ronald S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the World Heritage site of Neolithic Orkney the Standing Stones of Stenness are impressive and unlike places like Stonehenge you can walk up and touch the stones. If visiting make sure you go to the ruins of the Barnhouse village behind the stones.

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Donna D
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About a mile I'd say! But beware there's no sidewalk...and it does get busy in the Summer
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