Saints and Stones: Yetnasteen Stone

The Yetnasteen Stone is a sandstone block lying in a farmer's field that was quarried from the nearby bank.

The massive stone inclines to the north/ It is 7-1/2 feet tall, 5-1/2 feet wide, and 2 feet thick. The top of the stone is heavily covered in lichens and mosses.

About the Yetnasteen Stone

Megalithic Portal: Yetnasteen (Yetnessteen)
The Modern Antiquarian: Yetnessteen
Wikipedia: Standing Stone

Journey to the Yetnasteen Stone

Rousay may be visited by ferry from Tingwall on the Orkney Mainland. The Yetnasteen Stone is located off minor roads from the B9064 near the village of Faraclett. It lies within farmland, not far off a track, and may be visited with the landowner's permission.

Ordnance Survey Map (HY447327)

Visitors Information

Visitors information and general tourism information for Rousay may be found on the Rousay: Egypt of the North website. General tourist information for Orkney as a whole may be found on the Visit Orkney website.

Additional Photos of the Yetnasteen Stone

Descriptive Sign for Faraclett Head, Location of the Yetnasteen Stone
Approaching the Yetnasteen Stone
Yetnasteen Stone
Yetnasteen Stone
Lichen- and Moss-Covered Top of the Yetnasteen Stone

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