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Ring of Brodgar

Address: Stromness, Scotland
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$103*
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
95%
Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Stromness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
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 is 15 feet in height.
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Ronneby, Sweden
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369 reviews 369 reviews
233 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

In many ways, this is Orkeny's answer to Stonehenge. The size of this ring is however a lot bigger than Stonehenge and the setting is more amazing. It will not take a long time to visit the place so a short stop just to walk a full circle and breath in the mystic atmosphere is highly recommended. Wear decent shoes... More 

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Sour Lake, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

On a gorgeous day on the island of Orkney, we visited this remarkable set of neolithic stones. Magical to roam and touch.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We visited this stone circle from thousands of years ago to visualise what it must have been like in the stone age. An impressive site and we were guided around well by our guide, although it was very windy so wrap up warm.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The stones are magnificent. You feel, even if you are an atheist, to go in the middle of the ring, hold your arms to the heaven and call up on whatever is up there to take your body away!

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Seabeck, Washington, United States
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wonderful full ring of standing...and fallen, stones. Sits all by itself on a hill, with beautiful pastures in the background. Spent over and hour just walking the site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Quite good to go and see, am amazed how they got them here all those years ago and how they are still standing. Worth a look if you are on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We set our alarms at were at this site for the sunrise on the equinox in a light drizzle. No dancing pixies, but we still felt the magic at this site.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Like Stonehenge there is a mystical quality about Brodgar. Much of the history is theoretical along with the known facts. Just how these monolithic stones were produced and placed is astonishing in itself. I swear their is a Shaman there. He is NOT just someone in costume. I found him in the area of reconstructed huts of the era. I... More 

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Laclede, Missouri
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

While waiting for the tides to shift at Birsay, we decided to visit the standing stones here at Brodgar, and it was definitely the correct decision! Shortly after our arrival the sun broke through the clouds and drove home the mystique of these ancient stones. If you're in the area, or even if you aren't, these are well worth a... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Words do not do this place justice. You drive up to a car park, walk up a slight hill and you are stood in a massive ring of stones. As you stand here you feel the voices of the past, but as you walk up to the stones and see some as big as 15 feet high, you are struck... More 

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