Saints and Stones: Stone of Setter

A standing stone on the North isle of Eday, the Stone of Setter is the tallest single standing stone in Orkney at 15 feet in height.

Facing north-south, it is much furrowed by weathering. Nearby there are traces of other structures. Located on Eday's Heritage Trail, there are a number of chambered cairns -- Braeside, Huntersquoy, and Vinquoy -- further up the trail..

About the Stone of Setter

Orkneyjar: The Stone o' Setter, Eday
Megalithic Portal: Stone of Setter
The Modern Antiquarian: Stone of Setter
Stone Pages: Stone of Setter
Wikipedia: Menhir

Journey to the Stone of Setter

Eday is one of the North Isles of Orkney and may be visited by either ferry or by air from Kirkwall.

Ordnance Survey Map (HY56453718)

Visitors Information

Visitors information and general tourism information for Eday may be found on the Eday: The Heart of the North Isles website. General tourist information for Orkney as a whole may be found on the Visit Orkney website.

Additional Photos of the Stone of Sette

Path Sign for Stone of Setter
Approaching the Stone of Setter
Stone of Setter
Perspective: 15 Foot Stone of Setter and 5'10" Man
Side View of the Stone of Setter
Close-Up of Lichen-Covered Top of the Stone of Setter
One of Several Unknown Structures Nearby the Stone of Setter
Rear of the Stone of Setter

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