Near Stenness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Maes Howe is an exceptionally early architectural masterpiece, expressing the genius of Neolithic peoples. Maes Howe along with three other properties in the care of Historic Scotland at Skara Brae, Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brogar form the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage site. The monuments of Orkney dating back to 3000 to 2000 B.C. are outstanding testimony to the cultural achievements of the Neolithic peoples of northern Europe.
Location. 58° 59.769′ N, 3° 11.316′ W. Marker is near Stenness, Scotland. Marker is located near Maeshowe proper. Admission to Maeshowe is through Tormiston Mill which is the visitor centre for Maeshowe, located about 9 miles West of Kirkwall on the A965. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stenness, Scotland KW16 3HH, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of Stromness War Memorial (approx. 6.7 kilometers away); The Lieutenant’s House (approx. 7.1 kilometers away); Shipwrecks of Scapa Flow (approx. 7.1 kilometers away); Warehouse (approx. 7.2 kilometers away); Dr John Rae (approx. 7.2 kilometers away); Stromness Lifeboat Station (approx. 7.2 kilometers away); Alexander Graham (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Alexander Graham (approx. 7.5 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Maeshowe Chambered Cairn. Historic Scotland's page for the Maeshowe Chambered Cairn: Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north-west Europe and more than 5000 years old. It was broken into in the mid-twelfth century by Viking crusaders who carved graffiti runes on the walls of the main chamber. In 1999, Maeshowe was designated part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, along with Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness. (Submitted on September 20, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 3. submitted on September 20, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.