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The Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, near the dramatic white beach of the Bay of Skaill, is one of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Uncovered by a storm in 1850, the attraction presents a remarkable picture of...more
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I am so pleased we visited Skara Brae. This site is a highlight of my time on Orkney. The introductory video and small museum sets you up well to understand the site. Take the time to read the information boards so you truly understand the...More
I’ve been wanting to see this for years since I first learnt about it in history at school. Finally being here was truly amazing. I wasn’t prepared for the beautiful landscapes that are there as a backdrop. Another place where a tour would be well...More
This was a fascinating place to visit with a good visitor centre and friendly staff.
Because of its popularity thee are restrictions on entering the actual ruins but there is a very good reconstruction of one of the dwellings that you can explore freely.
Visitor centre small, but perfectly formed.
Love the reconstruction just outside before you go on to the main event.
The walk down to the site is marked by key historic dates, this emphasising how old the site is.
It is so impressive, I wanted to...More
We visited Skara Brae on a very windy day. There's a good little section telling you all about the settlement. At the start of the site, they have made a mock up of what one of the houses would have looked like. Complete with roof....More
Although we found this to be a wonderful museum and archeological site that is interpreted excellently, be sure to go when it opens. A number of tour buses arrived right after we did, negatively impacting our visit. Too many people crowded into the small cafe...More
It is amazing what people in Europe find on their land. This is a fantastic excavation—watch the film first, especially if you don’t have a guide. Not only is the site very interesting but so in the ocean. Very cold and showers spring up whenever...More