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Lanyon Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Lanyon Quoit</b>Posted by suave harv

Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — Images

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Mitchell's Fold (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Mitchell's Fold</b>Posted by suave harv

Doll Tor (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Doll Tor</b>Posted by suave harv

Greycroft Stone Circle — Images

<b>Greycroft Stone Circle</b>Posted by suave harv

Tyrebagger (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Tyrebagger</b>Posted by suave harv

Sunhoney (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Sunhoney</b>Posted by suave harv

Wantonwells (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Wantonwells</b>Posted by suave harv

Lanyon Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

<b>Lanyon Quoit</b>Posted by suave harv

The Merry Maidens (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>The Merry Maidens</b>Posted by suave harv

Skara Brae (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Miscellaneous

This is the poem featured on the cafe wall, inside the visitor's centre. I love it!

Skara Brae by George Mackay Brown

Here in our village in the west
We are little regarded.

The lords of tilth and loch
Are Quarrying (we hear)
Great stones to make a stone circle

In the last of the snow
A great one died
In that stone hollow in the east.
A winter sunset
Will touch his mouth. He carries
A cairngorm on his cold finger
To the country of the dead.

They come here from Birsay
To take our fish for taxes. Otherwise
We are left in peace
With our small fires and pots.

Will it be a morning for fishermen?
The sun died in red flames
Then the night swarmed with stars, like fish.

The sea gives and takes. The sea
Devoured four houses one winter.

Ask the old one to make a clay lamp
The ripening sun
May be pleased with the small flame, at-plough-time.

The Hurlers (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>The Hurlers</b>Posted by suave harv

Reanascreena (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Get an OS map, and there's a field called 'long field' between two lanes going toward farm buildings. Pull off the lane that runs parallel with the Cashel River. Park in this field through the (hopefully open) gate at 405266. And walk up the field, it's a long field (duh!) and stretches towards the field in which the stones are. When you get to the top of 'long Field' keep walking. The stones appear on the left.
Well worth the trouble, and it's not that far a walk. . honest!

Carriganine Stone Circle — Fieldnotes

Two stones, no more than 3 foot high nestle by a hedge. Dig a bit in the undergrowth and you'll find a third. It's right by the road, so if you want to 'up' your stone circle count. . it's easy to find.

Carriganine Stone Circle — Images

<b>Carriganine Stone Circle</b>Posted by suave harv

The Standing Stones of Stenness (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>The Standing Stones of Stenness</b>Posted by suave harv

Kealkil (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Kealkil</b>Posted by suave harv

Mitchell's Fold (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Mitchell's Fold</b>Posted by suave harv

Reanascreena (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Reanascreena</b>Posted by suave harv

Ring of Brodgar (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ring of Brodgar</b>Posted by suave harv

Cnoc Fillibhear Bheag (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Cnoc Fillibhear Bheag</b>Posted by suave harv

Ceann Hulavig (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Ceann Hulavig</b>Posted by suave harv

Callanish (Standing Stones) — Images

<b>Callanish</b>Posted by suave harv

The Watchstone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>The Watchstone</b>Posted by suave harv

Lettergorman (South) (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Lettergorman (South)</b>Posted by suave harv
Circles Obsessive
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some favourites -

Brodgar
Dol Tor
Reanascreena
Boscawen Un
Long Meg
Sunhoney
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From Wolverhamptonshire UK, (where there are no circles).

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