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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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Older than Stone Henge

Avoid the crowds. Get up close enough to touch the stones. Forget that "henge-y stoney" pretender down south. The Ring of Brodgar is the real thing. And if one ring is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Connie R

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Avoid the crowds. Get up close enough to touch the stones. Forget that "henge-y stoney" pretender down south. The Ring of Brodgar is the real thing. And if one ring is not enough, go just a wee bit down the hill to the Stones of Stenness.

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Thank Connie R
South Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely standing stones. They were refurbishing the area so we couldn’t get too close with some of them but I really enjoyed it. I did love that we could walk around the stones that weren't blocked off and that we could look at them so closely. It was an easy walk. I would have liked more signs about the stones... More 

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Thank Diane K
Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We try to stop here each year to feel the incredible energy and history of this site. I love standing on its high point, and lining up the Stones of Stenos, Maeshowe, and the Ness of Brogan in the distance.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would liked to have awarded five stars but.....that awful fence erected to spare the turf should be rethought because this is largest stone circle in Scotland and one of the finest in Britain.There is no doubt that the turf needs protecting but the fence detracts just so much from the experience. Perhaps there is a another and better solution?... More 

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there when the weather was shifting so there was some cool light and then some fog rolled it. It fit perfectly with haunting air of the stone circle. Really impressive stone circle - the fence they are using for a maintenance project just takes away a bit of the side of the full circle.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ring of Brodgar is nearly complete. Some stones are missing, some have fallen. It is wonderful to be able to walk among them. Be advised the car park is pretty far from the stones, across the road, and they are up a fairly steep incline.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a vey interesting archeological site. Best of all it is free. Parking is easy and it is pleasant stroll around the ring. It;s great to be able to get right to the standing stones. The location is beautiful between a loch and a tidal bay with plenty of birdlife.

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Thank Michael H
Shropshire,UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Path restoration scheme ongoing when we visited, rather spoilt the experience but it needs to be done. Plenty of information available at site.

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Urquhart
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, amazing to think how long those stones have been there ! A car park nearby and a short walk to the site.

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Thank Diane S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting, but not much information and not really accessible for people with mobility problems. Around all other attractions.

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