Australian Standing Stones
As a large attraction of Glen Innes, the Australian Standing Stones serve as a monument and active cultural gathering site that brings together the history and culture of Glen Innes to the influx of visitors all in the hopes of celebrating the Celtic heritage of the region. Between 1991 and 1992, the town erected the stones as a representation of the Celtics that have formed the town, including nations like Scotland, Ireland, and Wales to name a few.
Now, the stones serve as a tourist attraction totalling 24 stones at 3 metres high. The stones also serve as home to the Celtic Festival, which occurs every May to relive the cultural history and traditions that have descended to the region from the first pioneers of Glen Innes including traditional music, food, and dances. The placement and arrangement of the stones were inspired by the Ring of Brodgar in Scotland’s Orkneys.