Standing Stones of Stenness

The Standing Stones of Stenness is a Neolithic monument located on a promontory at the south bank of the stream that joins the southern ends of the sea loch Loch of Stenness and the freshwater Loch of Harray. The site is thought to date from at least 3000 BC. The Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe cairn is just over 1 km away suggesting that this area had particular importance.

The stones were original elements of a stone circle of 12 stones, about 32 m (104 ft) diameter. The 5.6 m (18 ft) high Stenness Watch Stone stands outside the circle.

The Standing Stones of Stenness is at the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Standing Stones of Stenness 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 11.3 m/sec (ESE)
Friday, Sep 29fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Sep 30lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Oct 02lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Oct 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WNW)

Mainland weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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