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A beautiful beach with a Neolithic site being excavated

Visited here on our tour of the island and quite a magical and deserted beach. At the back a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Johntherunner
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London, United Kingdom
All alone on a sandy beach - looking for the "grotties"

We went here on the last day - a lovely huge sandy beach and we were the only ones on it. There... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Cbidule
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Vevey, Switzerland
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4 days ago
“A beautiful beach with a Neolithic site being excavated”
3 Jun 2018
“All alone on a sandy beach - looking for the "grotties"”
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here on our tour of the island and quite a magical and deserted beach. At the back a Neolithic site under excavation but not a lot to see yet and plagued the of course by lack of funds. Short walk from the parking area...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We went here on the last day - a lovely huge sandy beach and we were the only ones on it. There are some little shells normally on this beach from which people make jewellery called "grotties" but we didn't find any that day. A...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Unlikely to be open beyond October in its present form which is an archaeological dig, but hopefully Historic Scotland will open it properly as it deserves. The finds and length of habitation on site are incredible. It genuinely rivals Scara Brae and even the Ness...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

There are people working to keep some neolithic rest safe from the sea. When we visited the sea was awesome, and scary. We played on the beach for a little while. We particularly enjoyed the hut left from the BBC crew... stone base with a...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

If archaeology is your thing, this is the place to go. This is a coastal site and every winter the storms uncover ancient sites. There is a did here every summer and the people involved are only too pleased to tell you about the dig...More

2  Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

In the Neolithic era this site of a settlement would have been inland with land and dunes between it and the sea. Climate change, rising sea levels and erosion causing encroaching sand dunes made of fine sea shell are now on its doorstep and archaeologists...More

3  Thank Gill T
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