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. Our Stromness driving holiday planner makes visiting Ring of Brodgar and other Stromness attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Site easily reachable with a short walk from the parking lot across the road. Free access makes half of many organized tours and thus the risk is to find many buses (and therefore very groups) that are located in the area of huge stones stuck into the ground and arranged in a circle. The place is mysterious and alluring and despite the many tourists also deserves a visit for the location, a small hill overlooking the Lake.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We took advantage of a guided tour of this site. Our guide was, of course, very knowledgeable and very good with his presentation manner. He explained the flora as we moved from the car park to the Ri...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    One of these mysterious sites which make the charm of the Celtic countries. We get lost in conjecture before these upright stones arranged in a large circle. They ask us about our ancestors and their own questions.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Really interesting artefact, if numbers of visitors keep increasing, the current ability to get up close and touch the stones will be lost and it will go the same way as Stonehenge. Could do with a constructed walkway to save the surrounding area from the footfall. Good car park not too far away.
  • July 4, 2017
    Great place to visit, the views from the stones on a good day are amazing. Parking is free and is just a short walk away from the site. Just be aware at the moment that there is conservation work going on around the perimeter path, you are not able to access all of the stones, or get them all in a photo without fences and workmen in the picture.
  • July 5, 2017
    Current building work means the stones are not fully on view. Some more information would be useful. Uncluttered setting and dramatic lighting when the sky is cloudy makes for some good photos.
  • July 18, 2017
    Older than Stonehenge but you can actually walk amongst the stones. Feel 5000 years of history on fabulous surroundings.
  • May 21, 2017
    Wonderful just like the rest of Orkney. You can still get to the stones. Slim elegant stones set in some of the best landscape in the whole of the UK.

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