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Ring of Brodgar, a Really Big Stone Circle

The Ring of Brodgar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was one of our unexpected stops as we made our way through the Orkney Islands.

  • The interior of the ring has never been fully excavated therefore actual age is unknown but estimated to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC.
  • Originally contained 60 megaliths; today only 27 stones stand (2 were struck by lightning).
  • 3rd largest stone circle in the British Isles.
  • Exact purpose is unknown.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ring of Brodgar, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ring-of-brodgar
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ring of Brodgar, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ring-of-brodgar
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ring of Brodgar, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ring-of-brodgar
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ring of Brodgar, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ring-of-brodgar
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ring of Brodgar, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ring-of-brodgar
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ring of Brodgar, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ring-of-brodgar

Ring of Brodgar Overview

  • Coordinates: 59.00105833330,-3.22923611111
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Things to note:
    1. Partially fenced off for conservation & path improvement
Tags : orkney