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Ness of Brodgar

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Address: Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Stromness, Scotland
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Stone circles

The centre of the mainland is the stone circles centre piece, such a magnetic force which pulls you back there time after time !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The centre of the mainland is the stone circles centre piece, such a magnetic force which pulls you back there time after time !

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A big site, easily walked round. Well preserved and good views of surrounding area. Major Orkney site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

As far as I know the dates for the Ness of Brodgar dig for 2017 are July 6th until August 24th. If you are in Orkney at that time it is well worth a visit. There are free guided tours at 1100 and 1300 by one of the archaeologists and a tour at 1500 by one of the Orkney Rangers.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Awesome place to visit and if you get the weather it can make it magically. We visited in the evening when the sun is going down which was wonderful. You'll have knocked it off if your lucky enough to be there on a clear night when there is a chance of Aurora! Please note there are no facilities at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Full of history, and absolute must-see if you're visiting Orkney. Watch out for the mud on your way!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Certainly worth the time to stop and walk around. Important site in contex with all the other sites within the arc of mountains or high hills that form a bowl around all the important neolithic sites. Do your research before visiting unless with a guide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

When on Orkney this is one of the groups of visits you must do. Standing stones at Stenness, Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe, and of course Scara Brae

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Visited on a glorious September day and the stones are a beautiful sight to behold. They stand as they have done for years and years around the hill and are well worth a visit. The path is under repair due to huge footfall so there is a diversion at the moment but no problem. What is a problem are the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were there the last week of August, two days before the dig ended for the season. We did the tour and agreed it was a waste of time. As the tour is free, there must have been 75+ people and we were spread out 3 deep over the length of the raised platform overlooking the site. The tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Archaeological excavations on the spit of land between the two lakes have revealed just how extensive the Neolithic landscape on Orkney really was. Looking around the area from this site you can see many of the major Neolithic sites and get a feel for what life might have been like when the area was in use. All the sites are... More 

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