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.
Ring of Brodgar Overview
- Coordinates: 59.00105833330,-3.22923611111
- Fees: FREE
- Difficulty: Easy
- Usage: Moderate
- Things to note:
- Partially fenced off for conservation & path improvement