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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)

Stromness

Step back 5,000 years to explore one of Europe's best-preserved prehistoric settlements. Once an inland village beside a freshwater loch, Skara Brae now looks out over a wide, sandy beach. Surrounded by a stunning variety of wildflowers and birdlife, a visit is an aesthetic treat.

The village was first uncovered during a storm in 1850. Ever since, Skara brae has been a place of discovery for archaeologists, students, artists and enthusiasts.

You can follow a path overlooking these ancient buildings, still equipped with their stone furniture, and step inside a replica house to appreciate the lives of the Neolithic villigars. The visitor centre has touch-screen presentations and contains many artefacts discovered here…

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Opening Times

April to September, 9.30am - 5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm). October to March, 10.00am - 4.00pm (last admission 3.45pm).

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Rating

Visit Scotland
5 Stars

Contact

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)

Sandwick
Stromness
Orkney
KW16 3LR
Phone: 01856 841 815
Email: customer@hes.scot
Website: http://www.historicenvironment.s...
Skara Brae Prehistoric Village © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk

Directions

19 miles north west of Kirkwall on the B9056.

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