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Address: Stromness, Scotland
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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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Amazing window into the past

Easy to access & information plaque at car park. This historic site is a true window into the past. Fantastic views over Harray & Stenness lochs

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to access & information plaque at car park. This historic site is a true window into the past. Fantastic views over Harray & Stenness lochs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ring of ancient vertical stone slates and i walked from main road till stones so truly in hobbits world as landscapes of Orkney are. Just visit..its wow

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Thank Alok K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This neolithic circle of stone has good access and feels different overtime I go, mainly because the weather and light are so changeable. Good car park approx 50 metres from the site. Good path in dry weather but becomes water-logged in wet conditions. Disabled parking is much nearer

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1 Thank Orkneydoc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have been to the Stonehenge you may not really appreciate this place. Though no official dating has been done but believed to about the same time as the Stonehenge. But that is because the entire excavation has still not been done and is still in process. Travel companies may not take you unless you insist. Most Henges (like... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a special place to visit. We were fortunate enough to have the whole site to ourselves and it was amazing. Go and take your time around it, it is fantastic

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We wanted to see some of Scotland's most sacred places and the Ring of Brodgar topped our list. We planned our visit at the end of day after visiting Birsay, Skara Brae, and Maeshowe. The site occupies a rise on an isthmus between a body of fresh and a body of salt water, believed to be a sacred location because... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were lucky enough to visit on an October weekday with our guide from Orkney Uncovered, and we had the space to ourselves. Really an extraordinary site, quite moving.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Read about Orkney Islands in travel magazines and it is a little known place. The main attraction for me was Ring of Brodgar , and it did not fail to impress me. It was absolutely awe-inspiring. It was the highlight of our trip to Scotland- well worth how difficult it is to reach the islands. I'd skip Stonehenge and head... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The Ring of Brodgar is must see site on the neolithic trail between Meashowe and Skara Brae. Along with the neighbouring Standing Stones, the Ness of Brodgar, and Barnhouse settlement you feel a link with history stretching back 5000 years - long before the Egyptian Pyramids. A great place to see the winter sun rise.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

All that was there were a bunch of dusty old stones that weren't very interesting at all, there wasn't even a cafe. I think it was a rip-off for its price - which was free. The Orkney weather was no help whatsoever as it was very cold, could've given Reggy some sun!

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