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Ring of Brodgar

The Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle And Henge, which is part of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, is a spectacular stone circle. The ring is surrounded by a large circular ditch or henge. It was one of the first sites to be scheduled in the British Isles (1882).

The truly circular layout of the ring is an unusual attribute that singles it out as one of the largest and finest stone circles in the British Isles.

The Ring of Brodgar (alternative spelling Brogar) comprises a massive ceremonial enclosure and stone circle probably dating from between 2500 and 2000 BC. Around it are at least 13 prehistoric burial mounds and a stone setting (2500-1500 BC).

The erecting of the stones, along with the massive rock cut ditch was an activity that required considerable manpower and organisation.
T: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae).
E: customer@hes.scot
W: www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/ring-of-brodgar-stone-circle-and-henge/
A: About 5m North East of Stromness on the B9055.
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