History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
What to See
Summer brings out 7 different species of wading birds and 8 species of ducks taking advantage of the wetland habitat. Look for great yellow bumblebees around patches of wildflowers. The bumblebees are still present in autumn when wading birds can be seen in large numbers near the shore.
Winter is best for farmland birds like lapwings and twites, while spring brings a wonderful mix of species Look for skylarks, ducks, and wading birds in courtship displays, and owls, hen harriers, and merlins flying low over the reserve while they search for prey on the ground.
There is no entry fee and the reserve is open at any time. There are also regular guided walks available from RSPB staff, aimed at families and taking in mostly even, level paths. Access is easy, and the Ring of Brodgar stone circle is well signposted.
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About Brodgar RSPB
Address: Stenness, Mainland, Orkney, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside - Nature reserve
Location: On the B9055 2 miles north of Stenness. The best place to park is at the Ring of Brodgar parking lot.
Website: Brodgar RSPB
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Ring of Brodgar - 0.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement - 1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Stones of Stenness Circle and Henge - 1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Unstan Chambered Cairn - 1.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Maes Howe Chambered Cairn - 1.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Tormiston Mill - 1.8 miles (Historic Building)
Corrigall Farm Museum - 3.6 miles (Museum)
Stromness Museum - 3.9 miles (Museum)
Nearest Holiday Cottages to Brodgar RSPB:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Brodgar RSPB. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.