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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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| You do not need to book to get into this attraction. There is free access at all times., Stromness, Scotland
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"stone circle"
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"car park"
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"unlike stonehenge"
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"walk up"
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"free tour"
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"magical place"
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"neolithic orkney"
in 20 reviews
"walk around"
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"well worth a visit"
in 38 reviews
"guided tour"
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"world heritage site"
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"amazing site"
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"ancient history"
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"skara brae"
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Reviewed yesterday

You can walk around these stones without crowds. Very authentic. Doesn't take long but worth a visit.

Thank Duncan W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A spectacular landmark in a beautiful surrounding. Locations is great as many other Neolithic locations are nearby.

Thank daveyk94
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique and historic landmark that I consider an essential part of any trip to Orkney. It is a fascinating structure located in a stunning setting. It is free to access and easy to spend as little or as much time as you'd...More

Thank aykayj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fascinating site is open all the time and access is free. The circle of stones is no longer complete but is thought provoking. There are some descriptive panels near the car park which give some extra information. Well worth a visit.

Thank Titch-the-Witch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited With my wife as part of Our 4 days private Orkney Explorer trip. We have visited sites like this in England and Ireland before, and in my view there are more interesting sites to visit than this one. But if You are on...More

Thank Ursus_Polaris
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a stunningly beautiful and historical site. Unlike Stonehenge, you can get right up to these stones - even place your hand upon them and imagine someone 5000 years ago touching the same place. It's a very moving site. It's free access, and you can...More

1  Thank Deductress
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to parts of the world searching for what we find that our mind and heart goes AWW. Well this certainly did make me go wonder HOW . This attraction is available for free travelling from Kirkwall to Stromness and a MUST VISIT ....More

1  Thank CaptUnmesh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing stone circle. Good car parking. Free entry. Only downside was the number of visitors not following the "In the interest of conservation please don't enter the stone circle."

1  Thank Andyhhall56
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undoubtedly one of the best stone circles to visit and free entrance too.. Just stand in awe at the size of the stones and imagine why they are there.. Amazing

Thank FreeG60
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I am glad to see they have not yet ruined this place with a visitor's centre. Just the beautiful ancient stones in their wild and free setting.

Thank Guinnog
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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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