"can't soundclash" according to a VERY HARD MAN
St. David's cathedral is quite cool. It's very wonky inside.
The gist is that recent discoveries of a sizeable Neolithic settlement on the Ness of Brodgar, and the early date and monumental nature of the architecture, suggest that Orkney was a cultural (and perhaps cultic) hub and that it exerted influence on the rest of Britain, even influencing Stonehenge 800 km south.
Was supposed to go last June with parents and extended family, we put it back to this year but it ain't happening for us, think Mum and Dad are still going though.I'd absolutely love to have a good stomp around Orkney. Maybe we'll take the lad when he's a bit older.
I'd love to go to that, although I dunno when I'd get the chance, what with work/kid. There's apparently a section on some comparable stone circles in Japan.