Skara Brae, Stromness

4.8
A Neolithic village on Scotland's scenic coast, Skara Brae is Europe's best-preserved settlement of the period. It's known as the Scottish Pompeii because of the exceptional preservation. UNESCO recognizes Skara Brae as a World Heritage Site in an area of excavation where remains of Neolithic life are still being discovered. In the on-site museum, view the runic "writings," iconic spiral designs carved in stone balls. Some scientists think these carvings are a form of the written word. Add Skara Brae to your Stromness travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Stromness online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Great little film and museum to start off your visit and the recreation of a home is excellent. The actual archeological site is amazing! So cool that this was preserved and we are able to see it 5000...  more »
  • wow, i wasn't expecting this! It's an amazing experience to see the neolithic village that lay buried for so long. We did this as a stop on the T11 stagecoach bus tour so only had about 90 minutes the...  more »
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  • Unique world renowned prehistoric site. Astonishing how much remains of a 5000 year old village. The scenery is fabulous and the staff are lovely people. The museum is fascinating displaying finds and interpretation of the site.
  • Truly amazing place, so interesting to see how folk lived back then. Lots of information to read and the guides are great to fill you in with more information.
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