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This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland, which is more than 340 feet in diameter consisting of 25 stones, the largest of which is 15 feet in height.
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| You do not need to book to get into this attraction. There is free access at all times., Stromness, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an incredible site with giant upright stones brought here from all over Orkney by ancient peoples and it's purpose remains conjecture. Our guide, Elaine was enthusiastic and very talented....she certainly got the imagination juices flowing!

Thank Ena-Bill
Reviewed 2 days ago

This huge stone circle is a remarkable feature of prehistoric Orkney and somewhere that needs to be on your sightseeing list when you come here. It's easy to access, just up the road from the Stones of Stenness and also close to Skara Brae. The...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Orkney has many ancient sites and this is one of the most famous. Transmissive stones form a rough circle, the origins and original purpose of which are unknown. The setting, with wild wind and water all around, gives a real sense of something strange and...More

Thank Bryony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a short drive from Skara Brae. a short walk to the ring along a well marked path. stunning location overlooking the water. the ring is impressive to see and walk around. amazing how people were able to build it.

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely must see place when visiting shetland. Need a car to get there. Not sure if they have a bus service..

Thank Samstirling
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were passing we got out to view these standing stones. It is amazing how and where they were erected. The many coach loads of people must also have found it interesting.

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous to see these amazing standing stones and read about their origins. Very powerful image. Don't miss this if you visit Orkney.

Thank Flossieno20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were dealing w/ s storm Ali, which probably dampened our enthusiasm for this site. I'm glad we saw, and the overhead is fine and cost is zero, so you should see. Note that the parking lot is across street and depending on your direction,...More

Thank LisaandRobC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mindboggling. They are beautiful, intriguing and mysterious. I loved walking amongst them. Got some great photos would like to photograph them at sunset or sunrise.

Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right now they do not allow you to walk among the stones but it still doesn't undermine the beauty of this prehistoric site (possibly feasting hall). Parking is easy and just opposite the road. Dogs are welcome.

Thank Karen S
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malteithwr
4 July 2018|
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Response from Monkeys_Mum_and_Dad | Reviewed this property |
Take the main road from Stromness to Kirkwall, or visa versa. About 6 miles outside of Stromness is a village called Stenness. You can see a burial mound (Maeshowe) by the side of the road as well as the Standing Stones of... More
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Gogogram63
29 May 2018|
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Response from Andrew A | Reviewed this property |
Would have thought this is likely to be down to the discretion of your cruise company and their schedule/rules? It may be best to ask them. When we drove ourselves there we went to both sets of stones in September 2017... More
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