Ring of Bookan

Clouston, Orkney Islands
Chambered Cairn; Henge

The Ring of Bookan lies about a mile to the north west of the Ring of Brodgar.

Today there is little to see other than a ditch, but this is itself quite impressive being about 13 metres wide, at least two metres deep, and enclosing an area about 40 metres in diameter.

The site has not been excavated and it is not known what kind of monument may have stood here. Popular opinion holds that there may have been a Maeshowe type tomb, or a smaller cairn or cairns, and/or a stone circle.

Nearby Sites:

Ring of Brodgar

Stone Circle.

1km away.

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Unstan Chambered Cairn

Chambered Cairn.

2km away.

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Watch Stone

Standing Stone.

2km away.

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Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement

Neolithic Settlement.

3km away.

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Stones of Stenness

Stone Circle.

3km away.

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Maeshowe

Chambered Cairn.

3km away.

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Skara Brae Neolithic Village

Neolithic Settlement.

7km away.

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Cuween Hill

Chambered Cairn.

8km away.

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