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Ring of Brodgar

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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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Amazing - a must see!

These Neolithic standing stones are just amazing. What was really great is that you can walk right up to them - no barriers or fences. The enormity of the stones is just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

These Neolithic standing stones are just amazing. What was really great is that you can walk right up to them - no barriers or fences. The enormity of the stones is just overwhelming. We saw them on a sunny day, with the beautiful surrounding area in the background of all our pictures. Simply stunning!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very interesting place. Currently a shame that there is drainage works ongoing, but better doing it now than in the summer I guess.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's a standing stone ring and there are 36 of the 60 original stones. This better than the well know ones at other locations which I have been to as well. These stones date back to 2500 BC. This is a must see as well.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Just nice for a wander around in the sunshine*. Fascinating to think how they managed to make the stones stand up without any cranes etc. *sunshine not guaranteed

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Just sitting on the side of the road. This stone circle is part of a larger complex that is onlt just starting to be excavated. I loved the spiritual energy exuded by these stone monliths. A magical experience.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Ring of Brodgar should be a place everyone should go to at least once in their life. It was awe inspiring (even in the rain!). We visited at least 6 times in our week. The sunset was marvelous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This henge may be more difficult to get to than Stonehenge, but it is worth the extra effort. You can meander in between the stones without special arrangements like at Stonehenge. The Ring of Brodgar is also quite wide in diameter. It was just an overall impressive site. Read about this and other things to do in the area on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our party were taken on a full guided tour of the Ring of Brodgar with local guide Kinlay from Orkney Uncovered. We enjoyed seeing all the stones and hearing about theories around their existence for this henge site. We found this much more impressive than the other stone circle. I was fascinated to see Norse writings on some of the... More 

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Wapakoneta, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you are in the area and like standing stones this is a really great place to chill out. Out of the way and in a lonely location, you can feel the mystical history surround you.

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Probably we'll never know the true story behind those stones, so it's better just to ignore all the theories and try top imagine the will of people who where for some reason doing all this. Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stenness and other stones around + more ruins of prehistoric settlements just won't let you unamazed, it's just mystical.

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