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Ring of Brodgar

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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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Historic must on the island

Ring of brodgar and ness of Brodgar are essential places to visit, made exceptionally good by the free tour guide by historic Scotland (we had a lovely lady called Sandra Miller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Ilkley, United Kingdom

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Ring of brodgar and ness of Brodgar are essential places to visit, made exceptionally good by the free tour guide by historic Scotland (we had a lovely lady called Sandra Miller for at least 2 of the tours). Her fantastic knowledge literally 'made' the visit. I cannot stress how important it is to check the times of these FREE tours... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place, makes you wonder about the past, and the future. Very nice area to cycle around visiting these amazing historic locations.

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Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I'd never heard of them before, but they were a little gem on a coach tour of Orkney. Worth a look and a photo, but nothing extra special. It did seem to attract a lot of people though - and it was free.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A peaceful, atmospheric site that was built by neolithic communities 4000 to 5000 years ago. It is best to avoid busy periods if you can, although the site is very large. If you want to find a quiet spot it can be difficult when a coach load of tourists arrive. The car park is a short walk from the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have visited the Ring of Brodgar. Take time to explore this and the other nearby sites. Magical.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

An iconic landmark in the heart of neolithic Orkney; no visit to the islands could be complete without having a look at these majestic stones. It is quite an experience, and it is accessible at all times - so maybe seeing the sun set or rise (if it isn't too misty) is what you could do, or you have lunch... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The sheer size and scope of the stones and adjacent sites, set up even before the pyramids, show an amazing breadth of vision. Well worth the visit.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

How does one review a stone circle? It is big and mostly round, and is sort of stony. It is, however, a fine example of its kind and well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited this on the same day as the Stones of Stennes and the excavation at Ness of Brodgar. Awe inspiring, thought provoking, mysterious and wonderful. The archaeologists digging at the Ness were happy to explain what they were doing, what they had discovered and what I was actually looking at. Definitely visit if in the area and if not well... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An amazing sight as you drive past from the nest of brodgar . The stones are still there some 2500 years later.

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