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Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement

B9055, Stromness, KW16 3JZ | Two minute walk from the Stones of Stenness, Stromness KW16 3JZ, Scotland
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If you're visiting Brodgar and Stennes, then you're already a fan, so make sure to see this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D38lawn
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Stone age village behind the stones of Stennes

Part of the world Heritage site Barnhouse is the remains of a village which they think played a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monkeys_Mum_and_Dad
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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B9055, Stromness, KW16 3JZ | Two minute walk from the Stones of Stenness, Stromness KW16 3JZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting Brodgar and Stennes, then you're already a fan, so make sure to see this ancient village.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the world Heritage site Barnhouse is the remains of a village which they think played a part in the rituals that took place at the stones of Stenness and the Ring Of Brodgar

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site is a bit out of the way mainly because while there is a path from the Stones of Stenness it's not heavily labeled or promoted. You just have to keep meandering down the path and past a farm, watch out for sheep poop...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barnhouse is located close to the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. It contains the remains of several houses and adds to the story you have have begun to put together at the Stones and the Ring.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Anyone with an interest in neolithic sites should not miss this! Interesting site just a few minutes walk from the Standing Stones of Stenness. Had someone at Maeshowe not told us about it, we would have never known about it.

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very close to the standing stones of Stenness, & only discovered 30 years ago, this should be seen as part of the overall Neolithic complex in this area. It's thought there were 14 dwellings here although four are more visible. There are central hearths &...More

1  Thank 44AlanS
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the Standing Stones of Stenness is the recently discovered village of Barnhouse. People who lived here probably built the standing stones. During the excavations, objects found were similar in age to those found at Skara Brae. Yet another amazing addition to...More

1  Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I dont know how many people visit here compared to the Stenness Standing Stones - only one other when we were there - but it should be an essential part of any trip to them. Neatly restored - was it the homes of the builders?...More

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Orkney is a place of beauty and has some of the worlds oldest archaeological sites in the world.The Neolithic site near the standing stones n Stenness is a project looking to explain how Orkney was occupied in ancient times.Go and investigate for yourself it is...More

1  Thank Trevor S
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I don't know if the coach parties are told about this as it is just behind Stenness stones because it was not full of cruise ship passengers (unlike the stones themselves). Only recently discovered and partially excavated, this was for me better than skara Brae...More

1  Thank Ydnewyrrap
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