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Four fea­tures of Orkney’s rich Ne­olithic land­scape have been col­lec­tively des­ig­nated a Unesco World Her­itage site. Start at the cham­bered tomb of Maeshowe and the Sten­ness Cir­cle and Henge, where the stones stand up to 19ft (6m) tall. A lit­tle to the north is the Ring of Brodgar, a great stone cir­cle mea­sur­ing 426ft (130m) across and set within a mag­nif­i­cent am­phithe­atre of lochs and moun­tains. Fin­ish on the west coast, at the set­tle­ment of Skara Brae, where stone walls, pas­sage­ways and even Ne­olithic beds sur­vive.

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