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Skara Brae

Skara Brae B9056, Stromness KW16 3LR, Scotland
+44 1856 841815
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The Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, near the dramatic white beach of the Bay of Skaill, is one of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Uncovered by a storm in 1850, the attraction presents a remarkable picture of life around 5,000 years ago. Visitors can experience a prehistoric village and see ancient homes fitted with stone beds, dressers and seats. A replica construction allows visitors to fully understand the interior of a prehistoric house.
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Skara Brae B9056, Stromness KW16 3LR, Scotland
+44 1856 841815
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Reviewed yesterday

What an amazing place. Recommend you get here early . Visitor centre and nearby House also worth some time

Thank wales65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a great site to visit with markers in the ground taking you back in history. It was an amazing place to visit. There is a nice gift shop and a lovely cafe with good scones

Thank edwmagee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really interesting and informative museum/site. Helped me understand the past civilisations resident on Orkney. The short video, reconstruction of the village house and interactive displays all helped me understand what I was looking at when I went out to the reclaimed site. Lovely cafe with...More

Thank 433eileenw
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky to visit Skara Brae on a gloriously sunny day. The Visitors' Centre is excellent, displaying hundreds of extraordinary small finds (and it has a good restaurant and gift shop too). The modern reconstruction of the Skara Brae site provided a good insight...More

Thank Rosalind W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visitor centre is well built, it's just a shame that the place is getting so busy. Still, a fascinating spot.

Thank Seffy E
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wish we had scheduled a longer stay in the Orkney's to explore the historic sites more! I now want to find out more about this amazing site.

Thank SayrahK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place to see - very friendly welcome at reception - our dogs were welcome to come with us all round the site - plenty of parking - had great visit.

Thank 242aligirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the coast of the North Sea, this is a beautiful place to visit, and there is a ton of history to be learned. One interesting tidbit is that this may be the oldest human habitation site on the British Isles. In other words,...More

Thank Leon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't begin to express what Skara Brae means to me. It is truly the most magical place and should be on everyone's bucket list. I have visited twice now and will return, if it wasn't for family I would move to Orkney so that...More

Thank borobabe_69
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting a well presented historic site and is worth visiting even in poor weather. You start at the excellent visitor centre with a film and artefacts that explain the settlement. You can then go into a recreation of one of the...More

Thank NeilSK
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Helen D
6 September 2017|
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Response from Loves2TravelALOT_11 | Reviewed this property |
I think she can make it if you get a wheelchair and push her. The visitor center is alright but nothing like seeing the actual thing. Spectacular! If you can get a wheelchair and push her, the path is doable, just a bit... More
23 August 2017|
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Response from ARMMcG | Reviewed this property |
yes but the twighlight tours end in August I think
Richard M
7 May 2017|
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Response from Steven P | Reviewed this property |
No it is not