Join our Historic Environment Scotland Rangers for a guided walk around Orkney's oldest stone circle.

Prepare to step back in time over 5000 years at the Standing Stones of Stenness, which could be the oldest henge monument in the UK. Four enormous stones make up the site, which originally held 12 stones. Those that remain measure up to 6m in height, surrounding a large hearth.

The Standing Stones of Stenness are part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, and this guided walk provides insight into the history of the stones, as well as some of the secrets of the site. The walk also includes a visit to the nearby Barnhouse Neolithic village.

For 2022, a weekly walk will be held every Wednesday at 10am from April 6th. It's hoped the walks will become daily from mid-May, and this page will be updated accordingly if so. The walk will last for around an hour, they are free and there is no need to book. Meet at the site entrance.