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Ring of Brodgar, Stromness
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Take a trip through time and admire one of the oldest man-made structures on the British Isles at Ring of Brodgar. The third-largest henge in Britain, this extraordinary Neolithic monument is among the top tourist attractions in Orkney. The scenic and secluded area surrounding the stone circle provides a perfect setting for a peaceful stroll. The terrain around the monument can be rough, and it's a good idea to bring sturdy footwear and warm clothes on a windy day. Visiting the monument is free. Work out when and for how long to visit Ring of Brodgar and other Stromness attractions using our handy Stromness trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Ring of Brodgar is part of the World Heritage site the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. It is clearly signposted from the main A965 and is well worth a visit at any time of the year, especially at dusk ...  more »
  • Still a wonderful condition, a stone ring, if you are on the Orkneys, a visit here certainly, we had good weather and then the view wonderful about the lakes and the grooiende landscape
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  • I don't really understand the ring of rocks, however this is still a wonderful spot on the planet that I truly enjoyed visiting! 
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  • This is another Neolithic henge site, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. It's more impressive than the Standing Stones of Stenness by virtue of its size (there are many more stones standing in a much larger circumference circle), and definitely worth seeing (especially since there's no admission fee), but our kids preferred the Stenness site because there were wide areas of lawn all around that they could run around on freely -- as opposed to the relatively narrow and sometimes muddy and slippery path you have to follow around the ring at Brodgar (it may not always be in this condition -- there was a sign that warned about this due to the excessive amount of precipitation this year). In any case, definitely worth a stop. There's a parking lot a few hundred meters away from the site (a few minutes' walk).
  • Large and impressive neolithic stone circle, the most complete in Orkney and easily one of the most impressive in Britain A must-see
  • Amazingly easy access and free to walk around these ancient stones.
  • Amazing 2000 BC year old site.
  • Amazing stone circle part of one of the oldest Neolithic finds in Britain.