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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Skara Brae Reviews
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 »
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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