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Ring of Brodgar, Stromness

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World heritage site · Ruin · Mysterious Site
Take a trip through time and admire one of the oldest man-made structures on the British Isles at Ring of Brodgar. The third-largest henge in Britain, this extraordinary Neolithic monument is among the top tourist attractions in Orkney. The scenic and secluded area surrounding the stone circle provides a perfect setting for a peaceful stroll. The terrain around the monument can be rough, and it's a good idea to bring sturdy footwear and warm clothes on a windy day. Visiting the monument is free. Our Stromness driving holiday planner makes visiting Ring of Brodgar and other Stromness attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Seeing this ancient and stunning stone circle was awe inspiring. We recommend visiting off season and early in the day, so that you are not there at the same time as the cruise and bus tours.  more »
  • Saw the Ring of Brodgar and it's amazing. It's set in an incredible landscape and its so worth a visit.  more »
  • Amazing place. Better than Stonehenge!! It has an atmosphere all its own. Just avoid when the coach tours are there. Early morning or evenings are best. Mind you coach tours are only there for 15 to minutes - worth waiting until they have gone.
  • Free parking, no direct access to stones. A guided tour is best, daily at 1pm. Atmospheric and in a breathtaking location. Best in good weather.

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