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These mysterious standing stones, similar to England's Stonehenge, date from 2000 BC.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little stone circle used to be much bigger, but a farmer in the 1800s got tired of tourists and started blowing up the stones. HOW CRAZY IS THAT?!?!?! It's such a shame that he did, but at least someone stopped him before he got...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BL_adventure
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This is easy to get to. The road goes very close, there is a free car park, and no charge to get in. Its just you and the stones. When we were there, there was almost no crowd.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken L
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Smaller stones than Stonehenge, but a larger ring like Avebury.. Looks over a .loch in an area blessed with similar sites

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wisest-old-man
Reviewed 26 October 2018

It makes no sense to visit the Ring of Brodgar and not come here if you have a car. While you can stay in the car and get a great view, it is always best to walk about and see the stones from difficult angles....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

There is no visitor centre here and it is free to view, you can just wander round as much as you like. The site is clearly well maintained and there are information boards that help you understand the stones and their context in history. Just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bethmaryclayton
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This stone circle is less complete than the nearby Ring of Brodgar. Most people that are driving this way will see it, as it's only a few yards from the road. Make the small effort to get out of your car and walk around! It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David A
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

another shirt drive along the ness of brodgar from the ring if brodgar to this place. in the middle of fields giving it a mysterious feel. loved it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 242corab
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I found these very intriguing and took lots of pictures. I wandered around for a while--fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doreen J
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The off road parking for this is miserable. However, once you are past that, this henge is quite magical. The barn house Neolithic settlement is only 400 meters away. When I was there a pagan group were hugging the stones and crying, ha, which I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

I am torn as to how to rate this site. It deserves five stars for its place in ancient history. It deserves three stars, because there is no real car park for the site. We were traveling in a coach bus, and there is no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Absolutely. I actually road a bicycle over the entire island.
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