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The Ring of Brodgar stone circle stands on a plateau measuring 370 feet (113m) across, sloping down to the east and surrounded by a rock-cut ditch up to 30 feet wide and 10 feet deep. Wide causeways are present at the north-west and south-east.Originally 60 but now 29 standing stones cover an area of 91000 Sq feet, Location is Orkney, Scotland.

No central feature and the stones have an average height of 7 feet.
Constructed around 2700 BC .

Today, on Orkney, we visited Maes Howe, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stennes, Broch of Gurness and the Italian Chapel.



Ring of Brodgar, Orkney

This evening, I am posting images and information on five important World Heritage Sites in Scotland.

Orkney

Orkney, in the north of Scotland, contains one of the richest surviving Neolithic (New Stone Age) landscapes in N.W.Europe. Sites include Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stennes and Maes Howe.

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