Ring of Brodgar | Scotland Photo Spot

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Ring of Brodgar-Photo by unukorno
Ring of Brodgar-Photo by unukorno

Ring of Brodgar was built around 2500-2000BC and covering an area of almost 8,500 square metres it is the third largest stone circle in the British Isles. Sitting within a natural amphitheatre of hills and surrounded by a ditch, 27 of the original 60 stones survive today. According to legend, it was a religious shrine and possibly a place of ritual, while others believe the ring was built for the astronomical observation of the equinox and solstice. The truth is, we don’t know for sure which only adds to the mystique. The Ring of Brodgar is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, a series of important domestic and ritual monuments built 5000 years ago in the Orkney Islands. (Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland)