Ring of Brogdar (Orkney Islands)

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.

Our weather forecast for Mainland in Orkney Islands

Today (Wednesday, Feb 24)


Expect a temperature in the range 6.2℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SSW)

Thursday, Feb 25


Expect a temperature in the range 6.2℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 6.5 m/sec (SSW)

Friday, Feb 26


Expect a temperature in the range 6.2℃ to 7℃ with a wind speed 7.6 m/sec (W)

Saturday, Feb 27


Expect a temperature in the range 5.7℃ to 8.1℃ with a wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SSW)

Sunday, Feb 28


Expect a temperature in the range 4.6℃ to 5.3℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SW)

Monday, Mar 01


Expect a temperature in the range 5.4℃ to 6.2℃ with a wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)

Tuesday, Mar 02


Expect a temperature in the range 6.4℃ to 6.7℃ with a wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WSW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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