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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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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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 10 December 2018

I first learned about the Ring of Brodgar and Orkney in a movie series by BBC. It was "Oliver's Travels", which fulfills itself in Orkney. Orkney is not just history, but a history of humanity over 12,000 years and it does not stop there as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yrneh1
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This area in Orkney is one of the best places to experience the ancient rings that are all over Scotland. The Ring of Brodgar is spectacular esp when you walk to it from the Stones of Stenness.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carol F
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Although there are only about one quarter of the stones remaining from the original total, it is still amazing. This Neolithic Henge and stone circle is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Imagine standing on a site over 5000 years old. Next to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maldenpa
Reviewed 18 November 2018

If there was ever a place to make you feel small and stand in wonder, this is it. The circle itself is massive and the stones that make it up are not small either. I didn't expect it to be this big and pictures certainly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 15 November 2018

When we were here 14 years ago I would have rated the Ring of Brodgar 5 stars. Nowadays with the cruiseships and the touringcars it is too busy during the day. Because of all the tourists the paths in between the stones are closed now...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sonnie2403
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The astounding neolithic stone circle 100 metres in diameter is most impressive. The story boards are very helpful. All around is glorious Orkney landscape.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Who knew that this area was the center of civilization 5000 years ago? They spent a huge amount of effort to move these rocks into here, and then erecting them so well that they are still there. This was important to a lot of people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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malteithwr
4 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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29 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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