The Ring of Brodgar Orkney island, was going up at about the same time stonehenge was being built in southern England. The great henge is some 350 feet in diameter and encircled by the ditch that was dug 27 feet into bedrock.
Neolithic discovery: why Orkney is the centre of ancient Britain Long before the Egyptians began the pyramids, Neolithic man built a vast temple complex at the top of what is now Scotland. Robin McKie visits the astonishing Ness of Brodgar
also called the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in 122 AD during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It ran from the banks of the River Tyne nea
Standing Stones of Stenness Just under a mile to the south of the Ring of Brodgar is another smaller neolithic stone monument. With links to Maeshowe (less than a mile to the east) and Skara Brae the sites are all contempory and date to about Scotland