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Ring of Brodgar

Address: Stromness, Scotland
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Stromness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Mysterious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland...
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Mysterious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We visited as part our tour, real great place going back 5000 years almost felt like doing a Billy Connoley and stipping off to run around naged but the weather stopped me, pleased i have been

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I went here in March, cycling from Stromness, and it was awesome. Little to no people, and you can really walk around and appreciate the place. You also get amazing views of the lochs. It is really worth visiting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

it was a cold and windy February morning and we had the place to ourselves. I was physically and mentally blown away. We went on to the Barnhouse nearby and had a free tour with a cold and lonely (and knowledgable) guide, the icing on the cake!

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

More fun to visit than Stonehenge, and less people (none when I was there) means you can relax and investigate the site at your own pace and in considerably more detail.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I went here with my partner and it is the most wonderful place, the views across the locks are amazing especially at sun set. If you have an interest in archaeology then this site should definitely be on your lists of sites to see. I would highly recommend this site.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We loved the ring, we had it to ourselves, as we were leaving a tour bus was just coming up. Excellent graffiti when you can find it, lightning bolts, heather, mystical and magical.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The location is impressive, the ring is mostly complete and you can touch the stones. It's not only older than Stonehenge, it's more fun to visit. One of the neat bits is that it's small enough that you can see how a small community could create it by hand and yet large enough that you know it had to have... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

How the builders of this site managed to raise these stones and put them into location is a source of mystery. As is the why they are there. I spent a long time just walking around this area and was awed and humbled by the sheer size and beauty of the stone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Ring of Brodgar is a photographer's dream. Didn't hurt that the sky was wild and the shafts of sunlight just hit the stones just right. Amazing. Preferred this to Stonehenge.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A must on anyone's to do list when visiting Orkney. It's easy in the modern age to take for granted construction methods, but given the dating of these stones it beggars belief how they managed to construct the stone circle.

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