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Ring of Brodgar, Stromness
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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If you are fascinated by standing stones, this site, along with Stones of Sternness, is not to be missed. It is spectacular and older than Stonehenge. While not as tall, the stones are accessible so t... read more »
I have wanted to visit the Ring of Brodgar for many years and realised my ambition today. It did not disappoint. The site has a wonderful beauty and atmosphere and while it feels remote it is very acc... read more »
Great location. Would have liked some signs or a brief description of what history. Great photo opportunities.
It was so wet & windy we just did a quick loop, but it is stunning and worth a quick stop if you are passing.
Fascinating ancient site, very interesting to walk around, and utterly stunning on a nice day. It would be nice if there was a bit more information at the site about that period of history.
This is a fascinating ancient site with beautiful views all around.
Just reading about this stunning place in a 2013 copy of National Geographic. Place to visit for sure!
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