Yetnasteen Standing Stone
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
With Yetnasteen that old saying that 'getting there is half the fun' is true! Though the path is signposted, it really does help to have a good Ordnance Survey map along to make sense of the field boundaries and the direction you're supposed to be heading.
The name of the stone derives from Old Norse 'Jotunna-steinn', meaning 'Giant Stone', and when you see Yetnasteen it is easy to see why it was so named.
When you get close to the stone it doesn't at first appear all that impressive; it is only when you stand beside it that you realise just how tall it is, and how large and heavy the stone. It must have been an extremely difficult task to set the stone in place.
About Yetnasteen Standing Stone
Address: Yetnasteen, Orkney, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Parking for several cars at the end of the minor road at Faraclett. Signposted path from the parking area. Good footwear advised. Accessible at any time. For the parking area use the postcode KW17 2PR
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
St Magnus Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn - 3.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Blackhammer Chambered Tomb - 3.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cubbie Row's Castle - 3.9 miles (Castle)
Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn - 4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Midhowe Broch - 4.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Midhowe Chambered Cairn - 4.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Broch of Gurness - 5.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Yetnasteen Standing Stone:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Yetnasteen Standing Stone. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
The Travel Centre
West Castle Street
Highlands and Islands
Tel: 01856 872 856
Fax: 01856 875 056