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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.
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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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"stone circle"
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"unlike stonehenge"
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"walk up"
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"free tour"
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"magical place"
in 14 reviews
"neolithic orkney"
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"walk around"
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"well worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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"world heritage site"
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"amazing site"
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"ancient history"
in 9 reviews
"skara brae"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It would get 5 stars, except that you can't access it all because of remedial works. I hope that this does not alter the energy of the circle. If you've ever wanted to see it, go as soon as possible, because I suspect it will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For us - more impressive than Stonehenge. Because of the loneliness, the surroundings and the mystery

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This was a stop on a bus tour. There is no admission fee. There is no visitors center. It is a bit of a walk from the parking lot the the stones. It is like being at a mini Stonehenge except for here you can...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

You can walk right up to and touch these magnificent standing stones. Don't stray off the pathways as the stones are surrounded by boggy marshland.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The place is very cool since have been there for centuries. Sadly the walkways and facilities for tourists were not in the best conditions while our visit.

Thank SergeAri
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Unlike Avebury or Stonehenge which have been spoiled by visitor centres, expensive entrance fees and in the case of Stonehenge, the inability to get close to the stones (unlike 30 years ago when access was easy), one of the wonderful parts about visiting the Ring...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Ring of Brogdar is really cool. There is plenty of information about it too. Lovely to walk around and good parking area.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

To walk around what was a stone circle that at one time had 60 standing stones and to think this is older than Stonehenge by 400 years, this is old. Why was it built? Some believe it was some type of calendar. Area is surrounded...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

So, where else can you touch stone formations that are older than Stonehenge? Probably many places but none-the-less, it is older than 1600 BC. The heather around the stones was in full bloom.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Orkney is certainly packed with archeological sites. This is another one which is worth visiting if you are in the area. Short walk from the car park. Very bleak on a cold wet & windy day!

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Response from Geoff E | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anita, suggest this bus, will take you to skara brae also. From 2nd June to 31st August 2014, Route T11 gives visitors the opportunity to visit some of the highlights of the Islands including Skara Brae, the Ring of... More
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