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

  • Stones of Stenness

    Neolithic monument five miles northeast of Stromness on the mainland of Orkney, Scotland. This may be the oldest henge site in the British Isles. Wikipedia

  • Skara Brae

    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

  • Maeshowe

    Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave situated on Mainland Orkney, Scotland. Probably built around 2800 BC. In the archaeology of Scotland, it gives its name to the Maeshowe type of chambered cairn, which is limited to Orkney. Wikipedia

  • Barnhouse Settlement

    Sited by the shore of Loch of Harray, Orkney Mainland, Scotland, not far from the Standing Stones of Stenness, about 5 miles north-east of Stromness. Discovered in 1984 by Colin Richards. Wikipedia

  • Prehistoric Orkney

    The later part of these islands' prehistory. Part of the geology of Scotland. Wikipedia

  • Heart of Neolithic Orkney

    Heart of Neolithic Orkney refers to a group of Neolithic monuments found on the Mainland of the Orkney Islands, Scotland. Adopted by UNESCO when it proclaimed these sites as a World Heritage Site in 1999. Wikipedia

  • Unstan Chambered Cairn

    Neolithic chambered cairn located about 2 mi north-east of Stromness on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. Built on a promontory that extends into the Loch of Stenness near the settlement of Howe. Wikipedia

  • Ness of Brodgar

    Archaeological site covering 2.5 ha between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site in Orkney, Scotland. Excavations at the site began in 2003. Wikipedia

  • Hoy and West Mainland National Scenic Area

    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

  • Avebury

    Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world. Wikipedia

  • Orkney

    Archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of the island of Great Britain. 10 miles north of the coast of Caithness and has about 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited. Wikipedia

  • Mainland, Orkney

    Main island of Orkney, Scotland. Also the heart of Orkney's ferry and air connections. Wikipedia

  • Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn

    Neolithic chambered cairn on Mainland, the main island of Orkney, Scotland, about 6 miles west of Kirkwall. Similar in design to Maeshowe, but on a smaller scale. Wikipedia

  • Loch of Stenness

    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

  • List of Orkney islands

    List of Orkney islands in Scotland. Located 16 km north of mainland Scotland and comprises over 70 islands and skerries, of which 20 are permanently inhabited. Wikipedia

  • Rousay

    Small, hilly island about 3 km north of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. It has been nicknamed "Egypt of the north", due to its archaeological diversity and importance. Wikipedia

  • Northern Isles

    The Northern Isles (Northren Isles; Na h-Eileanan a Tuath; ; ) are a pair of archipelagos off the north coast of mainland Scotland, comprising Orkney and Shetland. Cool and temperate and much influenced by the surrounding seas. Wikipedia

  • Knap of Howar

    Neolithic farmstead which may be the oldest preserved stone house in northern Europe. Occupied from 3700 BC to 2800 BC, earlier than the similar houses in the settlement at Skara Brae on the Orkney Mainland. Wikipedia

  • Settlement 5 mi southeast of Stromness on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. Within the parish of Orphir, and is situated on a minor road off the A964. Wikipedia

  • Neolithic settlement on Rousay in Orkney, Scotland. Discovered in the winter of 1837–38 on the lands of Bigland Farm in the north east of the island at. Wikipedia

  • Sandwick, Orkney

    Parish on the west coast of the Mainland of Orkney in Scotland 4 mi north of Stromness. The parish's name derives from the Old Norse Sandvík meaning "Sand Bay". Wikipedia

  • Eday

    One of the islands of Orkney, which are located to the north of the Scottish mainland. About 24 km from the Orkney Mainland. Wikipedia

  • Mor Stein

    Neolithic standing stone in the southeastern part of the island of Shapinsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland. One of the two large inner islands of the Orkney group, and it is situated approximately two miles north of the Orkney Mainland. Wikipedia

  • Kirkwall

    Largest town of Orkney, an archipelago to the north of mainland Scotland. The name Kirkwall comes from the Norse name Kirkjuvágr (Church Bay), which later changed to Kirkvoe, Kirkwaa and Kirkwall. Wikipedia

  • Midhowe Chambered Cairn

    Large Neolithic chambered cairn located on the south shore of the island of Rousay, Orkney, Scotland. The name "Midhowe" comes from the Iron Age broch known as Midhowe Broch, that lies just west of the tomb. Wikipedia

  • Hoy

    Island in Orkney, Scotland, measuring 143 km2 — ranked largest in the archipelago after Mainland. A natural causeway, the Ayre, links to much smaller South Walls; the two islands are treated as one entity by the UK census. Wikipedia

  • Marden Henge

    Largest Neolithic henge enclosure discovered to date in the United Kingdom. Northeast of the village of Marden, Wiltshire, within the Vale of Pewsey and between the World Heritage sites of Avebury and Stonehenge. Wikipedia

  • Stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany

    The stone circles in the British Isles and Brittany are a megalithic tradition of monuments consisting of standing stones arranged in rings. These were constructed from 3300 to 900 BCE in Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Wikipedia

  • Sanday, Orkney

    One of the inhabited islands of Orkney that lies off the north coast of mainland Scotland. Area of 50.43 km2, it is the third largest of the Orkney Islands. Wikipedia

  • Timeline of prehistoric Scotland

    Chronologically ordered list of important archaeological sites in Scotland and of major events affecting Scotland's human inhabitants and culture during the prehistoric period. Part of the geology of Scotland. 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.List of lochs of Scotland-Wikipedia
  • In parts of Britain and Ireland a relatively common type of megalithic construction is the stone circle, of which examples include Stonehenge, Avebury, Ring of Brodgar and Beltany.Megalith-Wikipedia
  • A Neolithic "low road" connects Maeshowe with the magnificently preserved village of Skara Brae, passing near the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.Maeshowe-Wikipedia
  • 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.Chambered cairn-Wikipedia
  • 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.Skara Brae-Wikipedia
  • 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.Stones of Stenness-Wikipedia

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