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Standing Stones of Stenness

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Standing Stones of Stenness

486 Reviews
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For this tour you need to take the shuttle bus from the pier to the city centre.<br>Kirkwall is the largest town in Orkney, an archipelago in the north of mainland Scotland.<br>What to expect – your local guide will take you around Kirkwall, the largest town in Orkney, which is situated on the northern coast of mainland Orkney<br>We will explore St. Magnus Cathedral founded in 1137 by the Viking, Earl Rognvald, in honour of his uncle St Magnus.<br>Then we will visit two buildings full of history in the heart of Kirkwall: Bishop´s and Earl´s Palace. Bishop’s Palace is one of the best - preserved buildings from medieval times.<br>Once this visit is finished, we will head to Albert Street. Your local guide will meet you up at the meeting point and take you back to the ship.<br><br>PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED<br>MISSING YOU ALREADY!!<br>Included: Bishop´s and Earl´s Palace
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Audrey F wrote a review Nov 2020
kirkcaldy,scotland335 contributions157 helpful votes
We visited here on a lovely sunny day, so got some great photos. The stones are huge and you feel something, when you are in the stones.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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AntheaJG wrote a review Oct 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom163 contributions55 helpful votes
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We parked the car here and walked round the stones and the nearby village. We then followed the walking route of about 1.5 miles to the Ring if Brodgar which was also worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Paula G wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom863 contributions358 helpful votes
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One of the wonderful things about Orkney is that sites like this are open to the public with trust to the fore. If the towering Stones of Stenness had been in England they might have been roped off with a gift shop half a mile away or plastered in graffiti. Here one can walk among them night and day unhindered; personally I recommend a nighttime visit especially if you’re lucky enough to capture the Northern Lights or experience a sky littered with stars you’ll never see in the sodium skies of the cities..
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Charleygirl76 wrote a review Sep 2020
Chesham, United Kingdom1,127 contribution398 helpful votes
Came here on a day trip to the islands. It rained - we ran from the car park to the stones - ran round the stones trying to avoid the horizontal rain.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mike_Howroyd75 wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom40 contributions30 helpful votes
Fantastic site with free access. These amazing large monoliths are a sight to behold and are visible for miles around. As a world heritage site that is 2,000 years older than it's neighbour the Ring of Brodgar and possibly the oldest henge in the British Isles, it is amazing to imagine the engineering involved in the construction. The site is peaceful and in the most amazing landscape. If you're into meditation or want some quiet contemplation space, this is a site for you, particularly in the evening, but even if not, just stopping for five minutes to reflect on the impressiveness of the site is a must for anyone visiting Orkney..
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Date of experience: August 2020
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