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The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic henge and stone circle and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. The site is generally thought to have been erected between 2500 BC and 2000 BC.
Most henges do not contain stone circles; Brodgar is a striking exception. The ring of stones stands on a small isthmus between the Lochs of Stenness and Harray. There are no obvious stones inside the circle, but since the interior of the circle has never been excavated by archaeologists, the possibility remains that structures may be present.
The stone circle is the third largest in the British Isles at some 104 metres (341 ft) in diameter and set within a circular ditch. The ring originally comprised 60 stones, of which less than 30 remain standing. The tallest stones stand at the south and west of the ring.
Ring of Brogdar Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures peaking at 18°C on Friday.Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Today's Forecast
9->1375% 38% 15 mph
4:27 am 9:55 pmDrizzle in the morning.Wednesday, May 24th
10->1525% 96% 12 mph
4:25 am 9:57 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, May 25th
11->163% 81% 8 mph
4:23 am 9:59 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Friday, May 26th
11->182% 26% 12 mph
4:21 am 10:01 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, May 27th
11->173% 54% 7 mph
4:20 am 10:02 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
9->1551% 48% 14 mph
4:18 am 10:04 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, May 29th
9->1348% 67% 12 mph
4:16 am 10:06 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
8->124% 85% 1 mph
4:15 am 10:08 pm
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