Wednesday, 23 December 2009

The Ring of Brodgar

Just along the road from Stenness is the magnificent Ring of Brodgar, a very large stone circle set on a gentle rise, visible from many miles around. The stones make a dramatic skyline and have a tangible presence. When in use, the circle must have been a very potent place.

Some are fallen or missing, but the outline of the outer ring of stones is very clear.

Like Stenness, the stones slope at the upper edge, mirroring the Ward Hill on Hoy

The stone itself is very characterful, and doesn't come from the immediate vicinity

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