The Ring of Brodgar
Join a guided walk around Scotland's largest stone circle and find out all about the secrets of this ancient site.
The Ring of Brodgar is one of the most spectacular locations in Orkney, with visitors awe-struck by the 104m diameter circle of huge stones. It's thought to be more than 4000-years-old and is part of an ancient landscape which makes up the UNESCO Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
There were originally 60 huge stones at the Ring of Brodgar, with 36 still surviving, ranging between 2.1m and 4.7m tall. This guided walk with Historic Environment Scotland's Rangers gives you the chance to find out more about site, its history, archaeological investigations and its place in Orkney's mysterious Neolithic past.
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The guided walks will take place every Thursday at 1pm until 15th December 2022, starting again on 12th January 2023 until 30th March 2023. The walk will last for around an hour, they are free and there is no need to book. Meet at the nearby Brodgar car park before walking to the Ring of Brodgar itself.
• There is parking available and two disabled bays closer to the site.
• The route around the site can be uneven in places and muddy at times.
• Warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear advised.
• There is no shelter or toilets on site.