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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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  • How wonderful to visit this ancient site, and to be able to walk right up to the stones (unlike Stonehenge). There is no visitor's center - all you need is your imagination and curiosity.  more »
  • This site reminded me of Stone Henge, which I visited when younger and could walk around freely. Not now - but you can here, relatively. It stands starkly on the skyline, and has for 500 years longer ...  more »
  • An amazing place to realize you are just one person on earth...and so many came before you. A silent walk about with history  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Older than Stonehenge but you can actually walk amongst the stones. Feel 5000 years of history on fabulous surroundings.
  • 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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