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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, we travelled from Kirkwall on Orkney to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands via Easter Ross where we visited Portmahomack and Shandwick in connection with the Pictish Trail.

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