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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

we had a guided tour from MS Marco Polo Cruise ship of the ring of Brodgar and Skara Brea. The guide was very knowledgeable even through he was originally from sweden not orkney. The weather was a little damp with occasional drizzle but that just added to the atmosphere. Our group were the only ones there which was very good.... More

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Barrie, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a guided tour - our guide was excellent and very informed. The stones themselves are raw and beautiful. Wandering among them makes you wonder - why are they there? How did they get erected with the limited tools available to the people? Awesome is the only way to describe them.

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Bremerton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Weather was very, very wet and windy but still interesting to see the stones up close. Enjoyed seeing the details that time & weather has left on the stones. Interesting reading the facts at the information trailer at the parking area.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Take a walk around the Ring of Brodgar! Well worth it. Some say it is older than Stonehenge? You can feel and touch the stones and it affords some great views. None of the maddening crowds. Can be cold even during the summer months, with a chilling wind blowing.

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Worth the short drive, you actually get up close to this henge, as opposed to the 'other' one. One stone has even been split apart by lightning. Beautiful views, and we saw seals on the drive here. Doesn't take long to walk around, and it's free. What are you waiting for?

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It is the centre of Neolithic Orkney and Orkney today geographically. It is best to walk outside the ditch (10m wide and 4m deep originally and dug from rock - where are the diggings?) to view the stones in their landscape. The 1pm walk with the guide, Elaine for us, is excellent with info on landscape then - no Stenness... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I pay Brodgar a visit every time I'm on Orkney. I just love it and its simplistic, ancient majesty. It's a short walk from the Ring of Stenness and the Ness of Brodgar, which you can tie into teh same visit, but it's worth a visit and a good hour of your time alone to soak up the beautiful views,... More

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A must see whole in Orkney and great how you can get all the way to the stones, lacking in any sort of information boards though.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went a couple of times during our stay on Orkney... even when busy it was a great place to be. Many people seem to walk round once and then move on again but it is worth spending time here. We would recommend going on the daily ranger walk. Our guide (Elaine) talked enthusiastically about the history & archaeology, flaura... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is clearly a key part of the History of our Country, and indeed of the World. The really nice thing is that the Ring of Brodgar is surrounded by fine and preserved beautiful countryside. I dint know why 'they' built it here 5000 years ago - But they clearly had a good eye for location, and we can... More

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