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Address: Stromness, Scotland
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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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Impressive stone circle

Worth seeing. Certainly one of the better UK stone circles. Personally I prefer the stones of Stenness at the other end of the Ness of Brodgar. Only a few stones there but somehow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Worth seeing. Certainly one of the better UK stone circles. Personally I prefer the stones of Stenness at the other end of the Ness of Brodgar. Only a few stones there but somehow the atmosphere they give me is more impressive even though Brodgar is more complete and a more obvious ring.

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Beal, N Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very impressive sight, but quite a walk from the car park and difficult if you have mobility problems. We went on a Shearings trip, and although the guide was very well informed and knowledgeable, she didn't make allowances for those people who were slower than others. She walked to the top of the site, which is about 300 yards and... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is well worth a stop. The best part is that you can get close (for now). It can be a little muddy, so be careful. I was definitely feeling the energy. It just blows the mind thinking about the age of it and the construction of it. They had a dig nearby where there were many people working. It... More 

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Joshua Tree, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

What a great stop here. It is amazing the way this was built over 2000 years ago. what were they thinking and doing here during this time. interesting to speculate on inhabitants mindsets. clearly a religious area for ceremonies.

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Midlothian, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went at the beginning of July during a day trip from Inverness to orkney. Even though it was damp it was amazing. Like many neolithic circles and henge in Scotland this was good to see. Even though the circle is not complete it's well worth a visit. One stone was split by a lightning stick a few years ago. Not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's so lovely to be able to walk among the stones, best to go early in the morning if you want pics without other people in them.

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Piermont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The most beautiful standing stones in the world. You can walk among them, touch something so sacred from 7000 years ago.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Go more than once, and get the feel of the stones at different times. We managed morning and close to sunset and it was well worth it. You start to understand why.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visitied towards the end of the day when the shadows were getting long and the ring took on a wonderful atmosphere. Simply sublime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Breathtaking. To think it dates back almost 5000 years. To stand beside even the smallest on makes them look huge.

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Address: Stromness, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Stromness

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