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Ring of Brodgar

| You do not need to book to get into this attraction. There is free access at all times., Stromness, Scotland
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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| You do not need to book to get into this attraction. There is free access at all times., Stromness, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here 3 times now over the years and never disappoints. A very spiritual place and a place of reflection. It’s just the location and the meaning of it all that’s seems to get you. When next in Orkney, was definitely be going back again.

Thank richpercyrp
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Reviewed yesterday

This ring of standing stones was my wife’s favorite site in the area of Mainland Orkney with a collection of Neolithic sites. Twenty seven of the original sixty stones stand here, their purpose unknown but thought to be part of a religious monument. Read up...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When viewing this ancient ring of stones, we wonder why and how they were erected. They are indeed beautiful, but what was their significance?

Thank Schurrs
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Despite tour buses etc. This site was stunning. Larger than Stonehenge but smaller stones. Part of a huge Neolithic complex still being investigated.

Thank Rosamund B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this site has public parking but no visitor center or facilities. You can visit at any time but we visited at 1:00pm when they offer a free tour guided by park rangers (highly recommended). They covered archaeology, flora and wildlife. The ring itself is pretty...More

1  Thank irptraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing site! Another case of big rocks put there by people - sorta thing you see on the Discovery Channel. You can walk up to the stones and it's not as crowded as Stonehenge, so the experience is more personal. Bought a ring for our...More

Thank 99kylea
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well presented and maintained, full information given. A little uphill walk but nothing a couple of pensioners couldn't manage..lovely wildflowers around a good touch would have been to tag these on the way to the ring as another attraction did

Thank tullyt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of the potential damage thousands of tourists can do to the historical site, on some days they're limiting access to the site. It's completely understandable and I appreciate by wanting to go there and see it I'm part of the problem, but equally, it...More

1  Thank zhwe270
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ring of Brodgar is so much more impressive than Stonehenge for me. It's partly because you can get so close to the stones but also because without the press of people you can really enjoy the sacred atmosphere of the place. A trip to...More

1  Thank 0jacquiew
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing place, you just feel the power from a place like this. Why here etc? But you can’t get close due to us tourists at the moment, a great shame.

Thank Doug_421
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malteithwr
3 July 2018|
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Response from Monkeys_Mum_and_Dad | Reviewed this property |
Take the main road from Stromness to Kirkwall, or visa versa. About 6 miles outside of Stromness is a village called Stenness. You can see a burial mound (Maeshowe) by the side of the road as well as the Standing Stones of... More
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Gogogram63
28 May 2018|
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Response from Andrew A | Reviewed this property |
Would have thought this is likely to be down to the discretion of your cruise company and their schedule/rules? It may be best to ask them. When we drove ourselves there we went to both sets of stones in September 2017... More
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