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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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I don't really understand the ring of rocks

I don't really understand the ring of rocks, however this is still a wonderful spot on the planet that I truly enjoyed visiting!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Heather L
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Somerset, Massachusetts

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't really understand the ring of rocks, however this is still a wonderful spot on the planet that I truly enjoyed visiting!

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Thank Heather L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the mystery of the Orkneys, the Ring of Brodgar is truly impressive. The whole area with the other neighbouring monuments and mounds has such a mystical air. I believe that we are privileged to be able to visit this site and to walk around the Ring. Each stone is impressive. Together they form a remarkable site.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having to stay so far away from Stone Henge, this place was amazing. You could go right into the ring. We went in 2012 during the early spring and had the place to ourselves. It was chilly even in May but it was so worth it. Being that close to something built so long ago was awe inspiring. It's... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ring of Brodgar is breathtaking. Senses of tranquility and mystery pervade the site. The majestic stones are a wonder to behold. You find yourself thinking about the manner of construction, the meaning of it and the ancient people who built it. One of Orkney's best sites.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the guided tour. The guides are very informative. The stones are massive and it is not until you are up against them that you realize the actual height of them. Orkney has several sites where you can visit standing stones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Loved the guided tour at the Ring of Brodgar. The guide was local and has a love of the historical aspect of the site. Pity you cannot walk into the centre of the Ring now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Until you are actually standing within the ring of stones you never realize how awesome this place is. Visited last week of April (some snow/rain/wind) but had no other visitors, But don't let ANY weather stop you. After coming this far you will not be disappointed!

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Then ring of Brodgar is a complete stone circle. How and why they were built like that I do not know, the stones are massive.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We almost had this to ourselves, the weather was wet and the crowds must have been afraid of the damp. Seeing the Ring is a remarkable experience and something to remember and wonder about as you think about your trip. There are other stones around the Orkney Islands, how did they all connect? What really was the purpose, the meaning.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

There are standing stones all over Orkney! I was amazed at the size of these stones! The area is so easy to access, with free parking nearby, just a short walk on a well used path and you are able to circle the stones and see a large amount of the area. It was stunning.

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