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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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  • Average6%
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“standing stones” (137 reviews)
“car park” (69 reviews)
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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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"unlike stonehenge"
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"walk up"
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"neolithic orkney"
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"magical place"
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"well worth a visit"
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"walk around"
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"guided tour"
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"world heritage site"
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"amazing site"
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"skara brae"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a gorgeous place! The stones we're remarkable, think of how long they've been there. The weight of all those years... Definitely worth a visit! If you are a photographer the light is exquisite! Very dramatic! Just honor the site. Right now they are...More

Thank kristinvic2ria
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't know what to expect when we booked this tour to see the site. We had a guided tour with a tour guide who was very informative and explained what she could about the history of the site. There is much that is unknown...More

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These are the first rings I have ever visited and I am so thankful we did. The history alone will move you. Then the site will move you. It’s breathtaking and so well preserved. Short walk from the car park with beautiful views all around.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited first in the morning when there was fog so we came back later. This made a great difference at Brodgar for you could see the mountains on Hoy in the background. There are echoes of the famous Castlerigg stone circle near Keswick which...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are into stone circles, this is one to visit! Stunning location, in the middle of nowhere, wild and rich with birds and nature. Easy to reach using excellent Orkney bus service!

Thank Alison P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There can be little doubt that this is one of the best stone circles to visit on the Orkneys, if not in the country. If you miss the tourist busses and chose your time, you can have the site to yourself. To have such a...More

Thank ghshist
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on the T11 tour. Unfortunately there's a lot of conservation work going on so we didn't get very close to the ring however it is still a very magical experience and well worth a visit

Thank ScotlandLjh
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Do try to put this on your must see. I was on a tour with 6 others in Abs.taxi. By doing a small tour, we were able to beat the big buses, and see everything we wanted to . Try and stop here, you will...More

Thank Lovetocruise2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily accessible and able to walk up to the stones of this Neolithic stone circle. There are two burial mounds nearby. Good parking with a short walk. Site is free entry.

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has so much history! It is really amazing that these standing stones are still here after so many years and it is well well worth a visit.

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Gogogram63
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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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Monsweetness
30 April 2017|
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anita l
17 April 2015|
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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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