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Ness of Brodgar

Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Stromness, Scotland
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What a fascinating bit of history!

This is located along the route from the Ring of Brodgar to the Stones of Stenness. If it's open... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kristinvic2ria
via mobile
It’s become a sad place to visit...

I guess with so many people trampling over the site restrictions have to be applied. But to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J C
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South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Stromness, Scotland
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"archaeological dig"
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"guided tour"
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"ring of brodgar"
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"open days"
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"viewing platform"
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"archaeological site"
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"standing stones"
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"buy something"
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"ongoing excavations"
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"active dig"
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"neolithic period"
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"neil oliver"
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"summer months"
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"mind boggling"
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"maes howe"
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"free tour"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is located along the route from the Ring of Brodgar to the Stones of Stenness. If it's open for visiting I suggest giving it a once over, just be respectful of the ancient site. Plus folks are still studying it so it's an active...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess with so many people trampling over the site restrictions have to be applied. But to the detriment of the attraction. It used to be possible to really feel part of the site, not now. That is sad. To see the site from the...More

Thank J C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Predates Stonehenge! Look at the road as you are approaching, the stones tell you as you walk back in time to the Ness Of Brodgar. Really an amazing site, well worth a stop and a look.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trying to imagine how these stones got here and how old they are, is impossible. What a site to see, this is. Tall stones just sitting in the open. Without the picture, no one would believe it!

Thank Zenergygal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk among standing stones, every step has a story. This is a very popular site which attracts many visits a year. And for good reason. There is a profound sense of destiny, a recognition that we belong to an immense human narrative. Highly...More

1  Thank Clanmother
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Stunning. Landscape between two lochs. Thousands of years of history and easy to explore. There is a small car park at the Ring of Brodgar, with interpretation boards. So much in such a small place - really felt the history in the ground.

1  Thank James C
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We were fortunate enough to visit the site in August when the archeologists were working and had an interesting and informative guide which took around an hour. This is an excellent and worthwhile place to visit - highly recommended.

1  Thank Foxymerlin
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Despite the weather very impressive and got great shots. At this time of year had the place to ourselves so even better

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is simply put the most incredible site to visit. From the stunning beauty of the location to the fascinating archaeology the Ness of Brodgar has it all. We took part in a tour hosted by Rolly that was both interesting and educational (with a...More

1  Thank mhap
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We took one of the free tours offered throughout the day. Excellent explanation of what is happening, how they work, what they find. Great to have the elevated ramp for a good view of the site.

1  Thank MargaretEllen1950
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Response from Connie R | Reviewed this property |
I am going to say YES. I saw dogs everywhere on various sites. I don't recall seeing any signs saying no dogs.
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