Ring Of Brodgar
- Address: B9055, Stromness KW16 3JZ, UK, Inverness, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44-1856841815
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids
Ring Of Brodgar - Review
Ring of Brodgar is a series of dramatic upright stones that forms a circle and dates back to the late Neolithic period and consists of causeways and ditches. Upon visiting, you would get the chance to walk among these enigmatic stones which is one of the most impressive prehistoric monuments in the entire British Isles. This is basically a huge ceremonial site which originally consisted of 60 stones of which only 36 remain today. As you wander around the Ring of Brodgar, you would be able to appreciate its beauty and can even see some of the Viking graffiti on a few stones.
How To reach Ring Of Brodgar by Public Transport
- Buses 8S, 443, T11 to stop - Ring of Brodgar
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37.53% of people who visit Inverness include Ring Of Brodgar in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
35.1% of people start their Ring Of Brodgar visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ring Of Brodgar
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ring Of Brodgar
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Ring Of Brodgar, Inverness Reviews
Not much to see or do here other than park up and follow the short, circular route around the stones but even that is cool enough, given the history, to warrant a brief visit on a tour around the island. About 30-45 minutes should be more than enough for most people. A couple of information boards detailing the history of the site as you walk around would make a welcome addition.
Major Neolithic standing stone ring monument close to the Ness of Brodgar. Entry is free, with guided talks available at set times. This site can get quite busy with visitors. Occasionally access is restricted to protect the ground.
Very cool place. Sort of the way Stonehenge was before they had to fence it in. There is work being done on the paths so no walking the inner circle, but open all hours. Wonderful summer evening stroll.
Great free historical site. Unable to get near stones here (can at Stenness) wide circle area away from stones you are allowed to walk on. An effort to preserve stones. Making photos tricky. No toilets and big car park a short distance from stones. Well worth seeing.
Impressive! One of the must see spots when visiting Orkney. According to legend, it was a religious shrine and possibly a place of ritual, while others believe the ring was built for the astronomical observation of the equinox and solstice.
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