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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

called here again in early March and after parking in car park walked the wooden walk way, and through the field to find that you can only view the ring from outside the moat area as they are trying to preserve the grass round the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here while visiting Orkney over the xmas break. It is truly stunning - not into the pagan side of things but a gorgeous place to visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 914ChrisW914
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Important archaeological site worth a visit. Limited but useful information on site but I believe tours are available. It's a pity that visitors have caused quite a bit of erosion on the paths. The view is spoiled by cheap plastic barriers which made it difficult...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TerryIr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ring of Brodgar is a nice 2-3 Km walk that includes Standing stones from a Neolithic culture. Parking is free. I would recommend going outside tourist season. The area is small and it may be difficult to navigate the roads and obtaining rooms during...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 18RicH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you cant get close to the stones (you have to stay on the walkway around the ring) it is still a very beautiful sight to see. Such history to learn about in the area, I very much enjoyed my walk around the ring, letting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very Impressive ancient stone structure. The parking lot is a short walk away, but they do have disabled parking closer. Well maintained, There is a lot of historical information and sketches posted.

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

This site was included in the Skara Brae excursion. It's one of many stone circles in the British Isles, but unlike Stonehenge you can walk freely among the stones. A must for Orkney visitors interested in prehistory.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jeanseckblad
Reviewed 21 January 2019

I first visited this site back in 2005. Back then you could wander freely among the stones and even touch them. Times have changed and you are now asked to stick to the path that circles the stones. Even so, they are still breathtakingly beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Mystical place, better than Stonehenge. Also the (burial) hills are nice. The site is easy accessible though the soil/peat was quite wet.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Akxsel
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

You wouldn’t see much due to there just being rocks in a circle but despite them being there for a long amount of years is quite interesting, good tourist attraction

Date of experience: June 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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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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