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Ring of Brodgar, Stromness

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World heritage site · Ruin · Mysterious Site
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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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  • The Ring of Brodgar is captivating and somewhat spiritual in nature. The stones are impressive and in the right light, a photographer’s dream. The walkway around the stones is well trodden, but easy.....  more
    The Ring of Brodgar is captivating and somewhat spiritual in nature. The stones are impressive and in the right light, a photographer’s dream. The walkway around the stones is well trodden, but easy.....  more »
  • Neolithic remains, predates Stonehenge & Pyramids...we walked it barefooted 🤩🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. The first known circular stone ring from early Bronze Age. This ceremonial circle of 27 remaining... 
    Neolithic remains, predates Stonehenge & Pyramids...we walked it barefooted 🤩🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. The first known circular stone ring from early Bronze Age. This ceremonial circle of 27 remaining...  more »
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  • Simply stunning site, from wherever you view it. Leaves you in awe of the people who erected these stones thousands of years ago. The countryside around adds to a unique atmosphere. The circle is close to the road so is easily found, and a path up from the free car park makes it easily accessible. A must see for anyone visiting Orkney.
  • Definitely one of the top things to see in the Orkney Islands. It's so interesting to see the huge stones and wonder how they got here and what they were used for. Would definitely put this on your list of things to see

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