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This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland, which is...

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.

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The standing stones are actually pretty impressive and well worth a visit when in Orkney. Great part of Scottish history

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The standing stones are actually pretty impressive and well worth a visit when in Orkney. Great part of Scottish history

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little muddy in April, but set in beautiful scenery this stone circle must be one of the best examples in Scotland.

Thank Jez B
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get out if the car and walk up to stones and around them to get a good feel for the atmosphere here. Really great even when rain tipping down. Teenagers moaned initially but when up at stones thought it was really cool!do it...

Thank janelassey
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting the tour bus from town, it did the round robin of sights in Orkney, The stones included. I wasn't expecting much to be honest, but they truely were majestic. Walking around them, touching them was surreal, the stormy clouds and wind blowing helped with the atmosphere, but it was being able to get close up and feel them that... More 

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Orillia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited stone circles all over and this one did not disappoint. It is truly amazing to witness these circles and this one is in great condition. There are so many reasons to come to Orkney, and there is so much ancient history here that you can keep yourself busy for a long time just visiting all of the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stepping off the tour bus with the tour guide, we began to hike up the hill. Beautiful day. We approached these magnificent standing stones and the weather changed abruptly. We were drenched with wild wind driven rain. We were standing in the shelter of the stones as I imagine must have been happening for millennia. Our tour guide was excellent... More 

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Wick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're not accompanied by a guide, you will certainly need to do some reading to really appreciate the historical significance. For example, that each stone comes from a different part of UK implies contributions to this sacred place from widely spaced communities ... many feats of engineering, to say the least!

Thank Nunya-from-NS
Speightstown, Barbados
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

To wander through the stones and touch the centuries old stones is beyond any words I have. The power and majesty of the site and what it represented, combined with beautiful landscape.... There is no admittance - just drive up park and walk through and enjoy. As with the other Neolithic sites, it's good to read up ahead of time... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Similar attraction to the likes of Stonehendge is Ring of Brodgar, Orkney. It's free to walk around, plenty of public access and parking nearby.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

you do not need a tour or a guide for this site but a guide would help pointing out the authentic writings on the stones. A wonderful outdoor experience of the past.

Thank Nancy J

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