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The significance of the landscape

The Wasbister disc barrow

Picture Sigurd Towrie

The Wasbister disc barrow lies to the north of the Ring of Brodgar, close to the shore of the Stenness loch.

The structure is one of only four disc barrows recorded so far in Orkney - the others being the Howe o' Tongue in Stenness, Cornquoy in Holm and Quoyer in Stenness.

Although not particularly noticeable from a distance, on closer viewing it becomes clear that the monument is made up of a central mound, 80 cm high and 15 metres (49 feet) in diameter, surrounding by a ditch and bank with a 30 metre (98 feet) diameter.

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