Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Stenness, Orkney, is a henge or group of standing prehistoric stones on the Mainland of the Orkney Islands. The remains of this earthwork are now so small that it is difficult to tell to what class of standing stones this Orcadian monument belongs. The henge is now rightly noted more particularly for the four stones just within the central space defined by the inner lip of the ditch. Three of these survivors rise to heights of between 17 and 15 ft. But, remarkable though the standing stones of Stenness are, they are less striking than a similar and better preserved collection at Callernish in Lewis.
Close to this unique monument is the celebrated Loch of Stenness, in which exceptionally large brown trout have been caught.
Nearby towns: Kirkwall, Lerwick, Stromness, Thurso
Nearby villages: Finstown, Flotta, Georth, Graemsay, Hoy, Lyness, Orphir, Quoyness, Rackwick, Redland, Scapa, St. Margarets Hope
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation