Ring of Brodgar

Among the tall green grass and purple heather between Loch Harray and Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar standing stones thrust from the earth like rusting giants’ swords. 
At 340 feet (104 meters) in diameter, 27 of the original 60 stones survive, making this the third-biggest stone circle in Britain. Thought to have been built around 2000-2500 BC, this was one of the last of such monuments to be built in neolithic Orkney. Excavations of the site have revealed lots of pottery and animal bones, so it seems like cooking and eating around the still visible hearth was the order of the day here 5,000 years ago.
Famous for its perfectly circular shape, the beauty of the Ring of Brodgar is that, unlike Stonehenge, you can get right up to the stones. As you wander, look out for Viking graffiti on some of the stones: 12th-century runic carvings from the Norse invaders can be seen on quite a few. Just a few hundred meters away, you can also visit the neolithic Barnhouse settlement, discovered in 1984. 

Practical Info

A five-mile drive northeast of Stromness on the B9055, entrance and parking is free, and you can visit 24 hours a day. In summer, there are Stagecoach buses from Kirkwall and Stromness to the standing stones. In summer, look out for free guided tours of Brodgar.
Adresse: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, Schottland
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Orkney-Inseln - Tagesausflug von John O'Groats

Bei diesem Tagesausflug von Inverness besuchen Sie einige der wichtigsten Attraktionen der Orkney-Inseln, einschließlich Skara Brae, die Churchill-Barrieren, Scapa Flow, den Ring von Brodgar und die Standing Stones of Stenness. Außerdem haben Sie eine Halt in Kirkwall, dort haben Sie die Gelegenheit die herrliche Cathedral of St. Magnus aus dem 12. Jahrhundert zu sehen.
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