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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HES)
Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HES)

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HES)

One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.

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.

Contact and Information

Sandwick
Stromness
KW16 3LR
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

Facilities

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Café/Restaurant onsite
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Toilets Available
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Gift Shop
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Disabled Toilets
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Picnic Area

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