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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ring of Brodgar Orkney

The Ring of Brodgar on Orkney Island off the north east coast of Scotland is a sacred place, power spot and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site. The Ring of Brodgar ranks with Avebury and Stonehenge as one of Britain's most important stone circles.

Ring of Brodgar Orkney, Scotland

The Ring of Brodgar consists of 27 of the original 60 stones arranged to form a henge monument. Dating from the Neolithic Period it is believed the henge was completed in 2000 or 2500 BCE. The standing stones or megaliths range in height from just over 2 meters to 4.7 metres at their tallest. The megaliths are enclosed by a deep ditch dug into the rock and crossed by causeways.

Ring of Brodgar Orkney, Scotland, UK

The Ring of Brodgar stands on a small stretch of ground between the Stenness and Harray lochs. From Stromness, the port and largest town on Orkney main island travel 5 miles north east on the B9055.

For more information on the Ring of Brodgar visit orkneyjar

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