Brodgar Farm

View from south east.

A probable single stone row measuring 1,130m long, leading between the stone circles known as the Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness. Only four stones survive and there is a possibility that they relate to separate monuments rather than forming part of a single row.  The row is orientated north west to south east and stands within a particularly significant prehistoric landscape.


Scotland Orkney Rest of Scotland HY 29634 13317
Lat 59.001136   Long -3.2265513

Map showing location of Brodgar Farm stone row 
Plan of the Brodgar Farm stone row. Row stones shown red.


Type: Single Length: 1130m
No. of stones: 4 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 125° Altitude: 3m
Upper end: Stone Circle and henge Lower end: Stone circle and henge
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Ritual landscape
Notes: Much truncated remains of a row leading between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status:
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes   Yes    Yes


Category: Probable. It is likely that the four remaining stones once formed part of a stone row linking the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness. It is possible of course that they form parts of separate monuments but their distribution is more suggestive of an alignment interpretation.


Ring of Brodgar at the northern end of the row.

The Comet Stone stands 120m east of the Ring of Brodgar.

The pair of stones at Brodgar Farm. View from east.

The Watch Stone with Ness of Brodgar in the background. View from south east.

The Watch Stone with the Stones of Stenness beyond. View from north west.


The Stones of Stenness at the southern end of the row.

Access Information

Car parking is available at either end of the stone row. The car park for the Ring of Brodgar at HY 29315 13730 or Stones of Stenness at HY 30669 12427.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     Canmore

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 223.


VISITED:- 9th June 2015

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 13th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 27th March 2018

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