Hoy

Dwarfie Stone

To the south of the Mainland island in Hoy is a tomb known as the Dwarfie Stone. It is of unusual construction having been hewn from a single very large block of stone. It is thought to date to about 3500 BC to 2500 BC. The island of Hoy is the second largest in Orkney and is connected to the Mainland island by a causeway known as The Ayre. The island is known for it's high cliffs and the sea stack the 'Old Man Of Hoy which is to the west of the Dwarfie Stone close to Rathwick in the northwest of the island and stands at nearly 250 feet.

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