#Orkney’s Neolithic sites – the Standing Stones of Stennes, and the Ring of Brodgar #Scotland #holiday

Deborah Jay’s post on The Mainland of Orkney’s neolithic sites.

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I promised more posts from October’s Orkney holiday, so here’s the next one.

I mentioned before that Orkney’s history is amazingly rich, and spanning an incredible range of ages. Most intriguing for me are the Neolithic sites found all over the islands, most incredibly well preserved compared to others of comparable age across the world.

We started our Neolithic tour with Maeshowe chambered cairn, then moved right on along the road barely a mile, to find first, this lone stone standing on the side of the road

We never did find out any more about this one, but it is located in an area so rich with standing stones, we just treated it as an appetizer!

Moving a few hundred metres further, we came to the Standing Stones of Stennes

And to put a bit of perspective to the size of these monoliths…

Moving right along (which is what…

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