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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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  • After having to stay so far away from Stone Henge, this place was amazing. You could go right into the ring. We went in 2012 during the early spring and had the place to ourselves. It was chilly even ...  more »
  • The Ring of Brodgar is breathtaking. Senses of tranquility and mystery pervade the site. The majestic stones are a wonder to behold. You find yourself thinking about the manner of construction, the me...  more »
  • Take the guided tour. The guides are very informative. The stones are massive and it is not until you are up against them that you realize the actual height of them. Orkney has several sites where you...  more »
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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.