Standing Stones of Stenness

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  • 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 are just over 1 km away suggesting that this area had particular importance.

    The stones were originally 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.

  • Standing Stones of Stenness 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures rising to 13°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until afternoon.
     
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       85%  85%   15 mph
      7:55 am    6:02 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       19%  88%   12 mph
      7:58 am    5:59 pm

    Thursday, Oct 19th
     Overcast throughout the day and windy in the morning.
     
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       69%  95%   20 mph
      8:00 am    5:57 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       88%  74%   1 mph
      8:03 am    5:54 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    10
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       76%  85%   7 mph
      8:05 am    5:51 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       59%  54%   9 mph
      8:07 am    5:49 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Rain and windy until afternoon.
     
    9
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       61%  55%   14 mph
      8:10 am    5:46 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       42%  36%   18 mph
      8:12 am    5:43 pm

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