The megaliths of Scotland have many different types of design, some restricted to quite small regions. The Orkney Islands have one of the most outstandingly beautiful concentrations of megalithic structures anywhere in Europe. In the wide Inverness valley there are numerous cairns surrounded by stone circles, usually called Clava cairns. Aberdeenshire has the greatest concentration of stone circles, and over 70 are of the type known as recumbent stone circles. The Isle of Lewis (Outer Hebrides) has the most famous site of Scotland: the group of great avenues and circles of Callanish.

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