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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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Accrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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149 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

It's a ring of standing stones. Quite impressive but not much for the kids other than a walk round. Free entry so can't argue with the price!

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Lynge, Denmark
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Worth while is this ring set of ancient ancesters. It makes you wonder and the surroundigs are incredable, present nature mixed with 5000 years old settings is a treat for your mind.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful day and not too busy made it a perfect day to visit this site. The circle is very large and most of the stones have unusual angled tops. I have also visited the Callanaish stones on Lewis which have a totally different layout with lots of smaller offshoots nearby. I love both of these sites they have their own... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There were a number of sites with Standing stones on Orkney however this appeared to be the largest, bigger than Stonehenge and is of obvious historical interest. The walkway has been reinforced to help tread but it is minimal and is clearly meant to be enjoyed in its natural state. There were lots of wildflowers around and it was great... More

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South Queensferry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited this site on June 16th, as part of a walk around the neolithic sites in the area. We began with the Stones of Stenness and Barnhouse village, then walked along the footpath through the Ness of Brodgar to reach the Ring of Brodgar. The path makes for a beautiful walk, with wildflowers on the borders and birds on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Myself and a friend visited the Ring of Brodgar on a grey, damp day in mid June 2014. We joined the guided walk given by Sandra Miller from Historic Scotland. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and witty, and provided us with an informative and entertaining hour. I liked how the walk and talk included the wider context of current land management... More

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London
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This mighty stone circle is a key site of the several elements that make up the so-called "Heart of Neolithic Orkney". What you will make of it will depend largely on how much New Age blood you have flowing through your veins. At one level it's 'just' some big lumps of rock that some dead guys left lying around; but... More

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