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Descriptive Sign for Salt Knowe and Other Sites Around Brodgar, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007) | Located in close proximity to the southwest of the Ring of Brodgar, Salt Knowe is the largest of the several mounds in the area at 131 feet by 108 feet and nearly 20 feet high.

Descriptive Sign for Fresh Knowe and Other Sites Around Brodgar, Mainland, Orkney, Scotland (J.

Callanish stones, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Within the central circle is a burial chamber, which excavations have shown were added a few generations after the stones. Its entrance passage is oriented east and marked by an exceptionally tall stone of 4.75m high within the circle.

Callanish stone ring, Isle of Lewis, Scotland ☙ stone circles ❧

Descriptive Sign at Nether Largie Cairn North, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2007)

Descriptive Sign at Nether Largie Cairn North, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (J.

scotland stone circles | Circles and Standing Stones

Swinside Stone Circle: Broughton-in-Furness, England. Also called Sunkenkirk

Cairnholy (or Cairn Holy) is the site of two Neolithic chambered tombs near Gatehouse of Fleet, just off the A75 overlooking Wigtown Bay.

Cairnholy (or Cairn Holy), Dumfries & Galloway is the site of two Neolithic chambered tombs near Gatehouse of Fleet, just off the overlooking Wigtown Bay.

Jarlshof, Shetland Mainland, discovered at the end of the 19th century, when a heavy storm ripped open a part of the coast, exposing buildings from the Iron Age.  Some of the oldest houses found at Jarlshof are from 2500-1500 BC. Two of the Jarlshof houses, ca. 500 BC-79AD, have souterrains, underground tunnels with small rooms. Also inhabited by the Picts and later on by Vikings, and both left plenty of evidence of their presence.

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. Discovered at the end of the century, when a heavy storm exposed these Iron Age building some as old as BC. Jarlshof was also inhabited by the Picts and later on by Vikings.

Scotland - Knowe of Yarso chambered cairn is a well-preserved example of a Neolithic stalled cairn, dating from around 5,000 years ago.  These cairns are characterized by a rectangular chamber subdivided by pairs of upright slabs into individual stalls, or compartments. Knowe of Yarso is one of at least 15 chambered tombs on the small island of Rousay. Each seems to have served as a cemetery for a small farming community, and remained in use over hundreds of years.

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn - History, Travel, and accommodation information

Berrybrae Stone Circle

Prehistoric sites in Grampian - stone circles, standing stones, Pictish carved stones

A megalithic standing stone stands tall above the moorland and fields in this lonely and mysterious location on the isle of Islay, Scotland

A megalithic standing stone stands tall above the moorland and fields in this lonely and mysterious location on the isle of Islay, Scotland

Descriptive Sign at Carlungie Souterrain, Angus, Scotland (J. Demetrescu 2013)

Descriptive Sign at Carlungie Souterrain, Angus, Scotland (J.

Dun Carloway - This impressive Broch (dry-stone tower) is near Carloway on the Island of Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland;  this is one of the best-preserved of all brochs;  there is the characteristic guard chamber at the entrance, and there are 3 chambers within the thickness of the wall, along with a stairway leading to the galleries;  the courtyard is 25 feet in diameter;  photo by swatson

Example of one of the ruined stone towers located around the southern Pomarj.

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