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These mysterious standing stones, similar to England's Stonehenge, date from 2000 BC.
Stenness, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained, easy to get to, and I personally got a kick out of the two sheep sheltering from the wind behind two of the stones. Good historical facts posted.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OreTraveler18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic standing stone site. Easy to get to with a car. It wasn't overly crowded when we were there. Sheep were hanging out around the stones, adding to the ambience. The stones are really tall, really impressive. Definitely a must see, if you're on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank compton49er
Reviewed 18 November 2018

This little stone circle used to be much bigger, but a farmer in the 1800s got tired of tourists and started blowing up the stones. HOW CRAZY IS THAT?!?!?! It's such a shame that he did, but at least someone stopped him before he got...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is easy to get to. The road goes very close, there is a free car park, and no charge to get in. Its just you and the stones. When we were there, there was almost no crowd.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ken L
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Smaller stones than Stonehenge, but a larger ring like Avebury.. Looks over a .loch in an area blessed with similar sites

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

It makes no sense to visit the Ring of Brodgar and not come here if you have a car. While you can stay in the car and get a great view, it is always best to walk about and see the stones from difficult angles....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David K
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

There is no visitor centre here and it is free to view, you can just wander round as much as you like. The site is clearly well maintained and there are information boards that help you understand the stones and their context in history. Just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank bethmaryclayton
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This stone circle is less complete than the nearby Ring of Brodgar. Most people that are driving this way will see it, as it's only a few yards from the road. Make the small effort to get out of your car and walk around! It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David A
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

another shirt drive along the ness of brodgar from the ring if brodgar to this place. in the middle of fields giving it a mysterious feel. loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 242corab
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I found these very intriguing and took lots of pictures. I wandered around for a while--fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Absolutely. I actually road a bicycle over the entire island.