Stones of Stenness Photos

Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
The largest and tallest of the remaining standing stones at Stenness are at the western end of the circle
Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
A pair of stones at the western side of the circle. The ditch surrounding the circle can scarcely be seen in this photo, so much has it eroded
Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
The sheer size of the stones is staggering when you see them close up
Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
The large slab in the foreground has been suggested as a possible altar. The burial mound of Maes Howe is just visible in the right distance
Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
Several smaller stones like this flank the altar stone
Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
Looking past the altar stone to Loch Stenness
Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
Stones of Stenness against the backdrop of the setting sun over Loch Stenness
Photo of the Stones of Stenness stone circle, Stenness, Orkney
Night falls over the Stones of Stenness - looking north east

Related:
Stones of Stenness visitor information
Prehistoric sites in Orkney

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