Ring of Brodgar

Clouston, Orkney Islands
Stone Circle
Also known as Ring of Brogar

The Ring of Brodgar, on Orkney, is about 340 feet in diameter. It was originally composed of some 60 evenly-spaced stones, but now 36 stones or stumps of stones remain.

An impressive ditch, up to ten feet deep,was cut into the bedrock just outside the stones; the ditch is broken by two causeways, at the north-west and the south-east.

One of the stones has been graffittied with Norse runes (much like the tomb of Maeshowe).

Brodgar lies in an area incredibly rich in archaeology between the Stones of Stenness to the south and the Ring of Bookan to the north.


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Nearby Sites:

Watch Stone

Standing Stone.

1km away.

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Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement

Neolithic Settlement.

1km away.

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Stones of Stenness

Stone Circle.

1km away.

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Ring of Bookan

Chambered Cairn; Henge.

1km away.

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Unstan Chambered Cairn

Chambered Cairn.

2km away.

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Maeshowe

Chambered Cairn.

2km away.

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Cuween Hill

Chambered Cairn.

6km away.

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Skara Brae Neolithic Village

Neolithic Settlement.

8km away.

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Orphir Round Church

Church.

9km away.

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Rennibister Earth House

Souterrain.

10km away.

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