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Ness of Brodgar

Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Stromness, Scotland
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Utterly awe inspiring

I had been to Orkney twice before and had seen plenty awe inspiring tombs and standing stones. This... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The British Gobekli Tepe, rewriting Neolithic history across Northern Europe.

Orkney, enigmatic isles and wide open skies. We took the sunshine with us! It reminds me of Greece... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Max F
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Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Stromness, Scotland

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had been to Orkney twice before and had seen plenty awe inspiring tombs and standing stones. This is something else entirely. It's probably the most important Neolithic site in the whole of Europe. Our archeologist guides were teary eyed when explaining it's importance and...More

Thank EDoyle8664
Reviewed 3 days ago

Orkney, enigmatic isles and wide open skies. We took the sunshine with us! It reminds me of Greece and has a very similar feel to Glastonbury. Standing on the Ness of Brodgar between the circles you are also on a promontory between a freshwater loch...More

Thank Max F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think that the fact that it's a 'live' archaeological dig, rather than an 'attraction' adds to its interest - in complete contrast to, say, Stonehenge. To get the most out of it, the Ness of Brodgar needs to be interpreted - so go on...More

Thank hnswst
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having seen various tv programmes on this I was in awe of this visit. Far exceeded my expectations. The structures are fascinating to see and far bigger than I had ever imagined. Elaine was our tour guide who was very knowledgeable and easy to listen...More

Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is a lot to still be done at this site. From the road and the way it's run, you'd never know if was such a significant find. Without a tour it would be very hard to know what had been found and the importance....More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wrote about visiting the site last summer, after we had been involved in field walking in the surrounding area of the WHS in the winter and early spring months. We did field walking again this year, although weather and ploughing and reseeding schedules gave...More

Thank Gill T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the Ness of Brodgar not realising that guided tours were available, and were luckily just in time to join in the 1pm tour. What a bit of luck! We were hugely impressed with our guide Roy, who imparted his considerable knowledge with...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ness of Brodgar sees the most activity during the Summer months, which is when the dig is continued (low founding makes it impossible for all-year digging). It's a very interesting place and impossible to know what will be found in the area tomorrow, or next...More

Thank rasmusrjessien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have even the tiniest interest in history and/or archaeology, you simply must come to the Ness of Brodgar. We knew from watching good old Neil Oliver on tv, that the excavations here are really shaking up previously accepted theories on early civilisations in...More

Thank seljangolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this site last week not knowing much about it. We were lucky as we had heard about the tours from Kirkwall Tourist Information. We went along for the 1 pm tour, and it was excellent. If you are into history, then give this a...More

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Response from Connie R | Reviewed this property |
I am going to say YES. I saw dogs everywhere on various sites. I don't recall seeing any signs saying no dogs.