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Standing Stones

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Standing Stones profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Carnac Stones
    Carnac, France
    Located in a village in Brittany, northwestern France, the Carnac Stones are a huge system of more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones erected between 4500 and 2000 BC.
  • Ring of Brodgar
    Orkney, Scotland
    Dating from around 2500 BC, this magnificent stone circle occupies a scenic location between two lakes on Orkney. Measuring nearly 104 m in diameter, it is the third largest stone circle in Britain.
  • Rollright Stones
    Oxfordshire, England
    This set of Neolithic monuments in Oxfordshire includes a stone circle, a portal-type burial chamber, and a single standing megalith, constructed over a long period between 4000 and 1500 BC.