Ancient sites similar to or like Ring of Brodgar
Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney, Scotland. Wikipedia
Stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. Consisting of ten clustered houses, made of flagstones, in earthen dams that provided support for the walls; the houses included stone hearths, beds, and cupboards. Wikipedia
National scenic area covering parts of the islands of Hoy and Mainland in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, as well as parts of the surrounding sea. One of 40 such areas in Scotland, which are defined so as to identify areas of exceptional scenery and to ensure its protection by restricting certain forms of development. Wikipedia
Large brackish loch on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland and is named for the parish of Stenness. 2 mi northeast of the town of Stromness, lies immediately to the south of the Loch of Harray and is close to the World Heritage neolithic sites of the Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar. Wikipedia
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- The former is the largest brackish lagoon in the UK and the latter, whilst predominantly freshwater, does have a transition zone in the vicinity of the Bridge of Brodgar where the two are connected.
- The Bookan type is named after a cairn found to the north-west of the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney, which is now a dilapidated oval mound, about 16 metres in diameter.
- Euan MacKie suggested that Skara Brae might be the home of a privileged theocratic class of wise men who engaged in astronomical and magical ceremonies at nearby Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness.
- The stream is now bridged, but at one time was crossed by a stepping stone causeway, and the Ring of Brodgar lies about 1.2 km away to the north-west, across the stream and near the tip of the isthmus formed between the two lochs.
- Second came the Ring of Brodgar in Orkney at 103.6 m in diameter and 8,430 m² (2.08 acres) in area, whilst third was Avebury in Wiltshire, which had a diameter of 102.4 m and an area of 8,236m² (2.04 acres).
- In Orkney, there is a similar folktale linked to the burial mound of Salt Knowe, adjacent to the Ring of Brodgar.
- For instance, at the Ring of Brodgar the stones used in the circle were produced from a variety of different sources.
- The Ring of Brodgar circle of standing stones is across a bridge immediately to the north.
- It contains several notable prehistoric monuments including the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.
- To the southeast are the Standing Stones of Stenness and to the north-west is the Ring of Brodgar.
- The Loch of Stenness is adjacent to the World Heritage sites of Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness.
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