Orkney and Shetland Islands Travel Guide

Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

Ring of Brodgar

  • B9055 Map It
  • Stromness
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

About 5 miles northeast of Stromness, the Ring of Brodgar is a magnificent circle of 36 Neolithic standing stones (originally 60) surrounded by a henge, or deep ditch. When the fog descends over the stones—a frequent occurrence—their looming shapes seem to come alive. The site dates to between 2500 and 2000 BC. Though the original use of the circle is uncertain, it's not hard to imagine strange rituals taking place here in the misty past. The stones stand between Loch of Harray and Loch of Stenness.

Sight Information

Address:

B9055, Stromness, Orkney Islands, KW16 3HA, Scotland

Map It

Phone:

01856-841815

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 05/04/2017

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