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Ring of Brodgar

Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Mysterious Sites
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland, which is more than 340 feet in diameter consisting of 25 stones, the largest of which... more » Owner description: This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland, which is more than 340 feet in diameter consisting of 25 stones, the largest of which is 15 feet in height. « less
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely to be able to get near these stones (unlike stonehenge!). Good parking, good views and lovely colours. Doesn't need a long visit though.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is another of the major ancient sites on Orkney, not to be missed. It leaves you wondering just what was going on all those years ago, how the stones came to be erected and just how they have managed to survive since without being demolished or removed over the years. It is a major visitor attraction for the bus... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The Ring is in a high point in the landscape and gives the visitor a sense of how the Neolithic people would have revered the Ring. The heather is in full bloom giving the Ring a purplish hue.

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Seattle, Washington
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170 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This ancient collection of erect stones lies in an open field. Why and how the huge pieces of granite got there is a mystery. No remnant of information remains about the origin. A neolithic marvel.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ranger visit is worth checking the times for. On the trailer in the car park for times. Atmospheric site with informative guide.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is my favourite place on the Orkney Mainland. You can walk amongst the standing stones, touch them, admire the misterious atmosphere. Truly incredible place!

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port hadlock
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This ring of stones circle is larger than Stonehenge, but the stones are smaller. Outstanding archeology. Orkney is a historical gem.

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Murrieta, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Unlike the Stonehenge exhibit in England, which keeps you at greater than arms length, the Ring of Brodhar is an open exhibit, allowing you to walk right up to the standing stones, touch them, sit on them, take pictures of them from close up. There is a feeling of mystery here, which includes you when you stand on this sacred... More

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Dundalk, Louth, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wonderful sight and a glimpse into the past. Great for a walk back in time and the views are worth a photo or two, winter or summer it's a great place to visit.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Beautiful spot to visit. On a sunny day it is beautiful and on a bad day, dramatic. Be sure to look out for the viking grafitti left by Bjorn! Thoroughly recommend.

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