Ring of Brodgar

Ring of Brodgar

Dating from around 2500 BCE, this magnificent stone circle occupies a scenic location between two lakes on Orkney. At nearly 104 meters in diameter, the Ring of Brodgar is the third largest stone circle in Britain.

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Ring of Brodgar
Ring of Brogar


2500 BCE

Ring of Brodgar erected in Orkney Islands

2000 BCE

Settlement at Stenness abandoned


Viking invaders briefly occupy Stenness area


  1. Ritchie, Anna and Graham Ritchie. Oxford Archaeological Guide to Scotland. Oxford University Press, USA, 1997, pp. 187, 189.
  2. Burl, Aubrey and Dr. Aubrey Burl. A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Yale University Press, 2004, pp. 145-47.
  3. Wills, Elspeth and Michael Wills. Blue Guide Scotland. Blue Guide, 2000, p. 550.
  4. Official Website of the Ring of Brodgar. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyresults/propertydetail.htm?PropID=PL_233&PropName=Ring%20Of%20Brogdar%20Stone%20Circle%20and%20Henge>