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Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement

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History and ordinary life-a good combination

Just along from the Ring of Brodgar are the remains of this ancient settlement. I really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bryony M
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Monpazier, France
Great location

So when you visit the Standing Stones of Stenness , walk about 400 meters (through a farm gate) to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen S
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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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B9055, Stromness, KW16 3JZ | Two minute walk from the Stones of Stenness, Stromness KW16 3JZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just along from the Ring of Brodgar are the remains of this ancient settlement. I really enjoyed wandering around the houses, imagining the people who lived here and the lives they led. The setting is beautiful, just near the shoreline of one of the many...More

Thank Bryony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So when you visit the Standing Stones of Stenness , walk about 400 meters (through a farm gate) to find this free settlement. There is some signage to tell you what you are looking at. Not as exciting as Skara Brae but since worst your...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide told us that many people who visit the Standing Stones of Stenness don’t make the visit to the nearby Barnhouse Village, just a little bit further in from the road. I can only assume that is because they are not aware of what...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Wednesday 10am tour from the Stones of Stenness also covers the Barnhouse. It was really informative and definitely made the walk down from the Stones worthwhile. Lovely views too.

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Barnhouse is a reconstruction of the village that lies underneath. If you have the opportunity join a guided tour. The view of the loch is beautiful, this was my favourite trip because with a guide it makes it so much more real. Imagine walking from...More

Thank IamFiona1964
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Remains of a Neolithic settlement fairly close to the Stones of Stenness site. What is interesting is how closely packed together the "houses" of this pre-historic settlement were. The signage is good in explaining what one is looking at. But, honestly, after many of the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Interesting site but not as impressive as Standing Stones which is just adjacent. If you visit the standing stones it is worth the additional time to visit this site. Well preserved and not as crowded.

Thank PGIT
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Any visit to Orkney would be wasted if a few days is not planned to see the many ancient and in some cases, unique Standing Stone and Archaeological discoveries available. Many are within a few miles of each other. These include the smorgasbord of sites...More

Thank RetireeBob
Reviewed 7 July 2018

If you're visiting Brodgar and Stennes, then you're already a fan, so make sure to see this ancient village.

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Part of the world Heritage site Barnhouse is the remains of a village which they think played a part in the rituals that took place at the stones of Stenness and the Ring Of Brodgar

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