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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  • This fascinating historic site was on our bucket list for years, and now we have managed to visit twice. On both occasions we were on a guided tour, and the tour guide was full of interesting...  more »
  • The ticket cost included visiting the big house on the site, which we were simply not interested in. We would rather have had the choice to purchase a ticket just for Skara Brae alone. We enjoyed...  more »
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  • It's absolutely fascinating. There is lots of information and helpful staff on hand. Also, its relatively flat and therefore easy to walk on. Stunning views. More than you can handle.
  • Amazing, amazing,amazing!!what a thought to be standing on a site that our predecessors lived in thousands of years ago. Excellent facilities including toilets,cafe etc. The guide we spoke to there was an archaeological student and was very knowledgeable about findings etc. By far the best thing to see on Orkney. Overlooks a stunning beach.
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