Stones of Stenness

Situated on the southeast shore of the Loch of Stenness on Mainland Orkney, the Stones of Stenness form a prehistoric monument probably constructed in the early third millennium BC. Surrounded by a ditch, there were 12 stones in the original plan.

The Stones are recognised as part of the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, designated in 1999.

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