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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • A spectacular neolithic monument in the wondrous isles of Orkney. A magical place and quite amazing to view. You can get up close to the standing stones - a real rarity for national landmarks like this.
  • Unfortunately half the site is currently fenced off to enable essential conservation/access works to be carried out. Otherwise, the place has as much atmosphere as Stonehenge, though uniquely its own and its setting on a narrow isthmus between 2 large lochs is stunning. Not to be missed!
  • A very interesting ancient site. Parking is close by and you have to cross a road and walk up a grass track to access the stones. It was was particularly muddy the day we went there so we had to abandon our visit with two young children. A visit by the infirm wouldn't be advisable either as the ground was so slippery. My suggestion would be to bring your wellies!
  • Absolutely awesome! We also got a great peak season free tour from Elaine Clarke, which really made the experience so so much better. Try to go at 1PM on Tuesday or Thursday if you're there during the peak.
  • 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.

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