Ring of Bookan
Clouston, Orkney Islands OS Map
Chambered Cairn; Henge Canmore

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.

Images ©1998 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

1km Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle
2km Unstan Chambered Cairn Chambered Cairn
2km Watch Stone Standing Stone
3km Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement Neolithic Settlement
3km Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
3km Stones of Stenness Stone Circle
7km Skara Brae Neolithic Village Neolithic Settlement
8km Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn
11km Orphir Round Church Church
11km Rennibister Earth House Souterrain
12km Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn
15km Gurness Broch
16km St Magnus Cathedral Cathedral
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)