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Address: Stromness, Scotland
Activities: Walking
Description: This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland, which is...
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.
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

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Best Stone Circle in Europe

This is, IMO, the best stone circle in Europe. Probably due to its quite remote location, it has remained relatively untouched for hundreds of years. The setting is impossible to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is, IMO, the best stone circle in Europe. Probably due to its quite remote location, it has remained relatively untouched for hundreds of years. The setting is impossible to describe. You really just have to see it. And when you do, you immediately know that you're looking at something from a completely different time. I have been there a... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We've been to the Ring of Brodgar twice. Once in October and again in May. We found no line ups and minimal people there. it's so close to the Standing Stones of Stenness, you should see both! Excellent photo opportunities and great view of cairns. Highly recommended!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing site to visit - wet and muddy in winter - but this is Neolithic so no mod cons - perfect.

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful Neolithic stone circle set between two lochs. Stunning location. Evocative of life 5,000 years ago. A gorgeous lochside walk is available also. They do a free guided walk here every day at 1pm also.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike - just an amazing view into the way of life of our ancestors. Saw swans and eider ducks nearby too!!

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This stone circle is huge and still has most of its standing stones. Great view to Standing Stones of Steness and other stones. Seems to be visited by all local tours. Best atmosphere when it's quiet and can get great photos around sun set.

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

An essential site to visit when in Orkney - it is impossible not to be transported back in time when walking round the standing stones

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Top 3 attraction on Orkney, free entry all year round. Great place to absorb thousands of years of history. Quite a spiritual place, if you are into that sort of thing. Car park is 400m past the Ring itself. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Incredible how our ancestors managed to create this mysterious circle thousands of years ago. We were able to walk around the stones with no restrictions apart from an area which the path is currently being repaired. Personally, I wish there was more information other than the sign and small info point.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This Ring of Standing Stones is a UNESCO site with good parking and a rather muddy walk up to the Ring itself. We were there practically alone and there was a sense of that unknown past. Close to other sites so easy to do three or four at once

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