Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Ring of Brogar, stone circle, henge and nearby remains

A Scheduled Monument in West Mainland, Orkney Islands

We don't have any photos of this monument yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

If Google Street View is available, the image is from the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the monument. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 59.0009 / 59°0'3"N

Longitude: -3.2292 / 3°13'45"W

OS Eastings: 329481

OS Northings: 1013296

OS Grid: HY294132

Mapcode National: GBR L4DY.7GQ

Mapcode Global: WH69W.C1J4

Entry Name: Ring of Brogar, stone circle, henge and nearby remains

Scheduled Date: 18 August 1882

Last Amended: 16 April 1998

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90042

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: stone circle or ring

Location: Stenness

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: West Mainland

Traditional County: Orkney


The monument comprises all remains within the area in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland at and around Ring of Brogar including a stone circle and a ditched enclosure (a henge) known together as the Ring of Brogar, four large burial mounds including Fresh Knowe, Salt Knowe and Plumcake Mound, up to a dozen small burial mounds and a stone setting including the Comet Stone on a platform, together with all artificial remains within the area around and between the visible monuments.

The area to be scheduled is the area owned by the Secretary of State for Scotland, measuring 345.5m or thereabouts on its SW side, 366.5m or thereabouts on its NW side and 425m or thereabouts on its SE side and bounded on the NE by the edge of the Loch of Harray and elsewhere by a fence as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


No Bibliography entries for this designation

Historic Environment Scotland Properties
Ring of Brodgar
Find out more

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Other nearby scheduled monuments is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact for any queries related to any individual ancient or schedued monument, planning permission related to scheduled monuments or the scheduling process itself. is a Good Stuff website.