Tomb of the Eagles, South Ronaldsay

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  • We visited on a rainy morning as I assumed it would all be inside but I was wrong. We had a good hour inside being given lots of information and looking at all the exhibits, there is so much to take i...  more »
  • The tomb of the Eagles was not somewhere that we originally planned to go but our hosts spoke very highly of it and they were right. The lady in the farmhouse (who owns the archaeological site) is cha...  more »
  • Excellent visitors' centre and helpful staff, talking through the exhibits with plenty of stuff to hold and feel, which makes all the difference. The staff were managing despite it being Sept and stud...  more »
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  • I visited the Tomb of the Eagles with a friend during a recent visit to Orkney. It was a last-minute decision to go there, but it turned out to be a real highlight of our holiday. The guides offer very interesting talks before you visit the actual tomb. This provides a great balance of listening, browsing the artefacts and information, and taking a pleasant walk to the tomb in your own time. Entry to the tomb is great fun, assisted by the 'pensioner's skateboard' to help you slide in! A very special mention for Marion Scott, who provided such insightful guidance and wise companionship. A big Thank You all round!
  • A worthwhile visit here with two young children. The visitor centre had three distinct rooms with talks given on different eras. Nice to get hands on with some of the artic acts as well. The actual tomb itself is a short walk away and manageable for young children.
  • One of the best sites in Britain. National Trust and (English) Heritage should come and take lessons from the people who run The Tomb of Eagles. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and gave insight into Orkney and the tomb that you wouldn't find in any book or from the sterile environment and bored staff found in the other historical tourist sites. Amazing and would definitely recommend.
  • Fantastic neolithic and bronze age sites, set amidst spectacular landscapes. The real highlight though, is the visitor centre. The staff were unfailingly polite, friendly and helpful. In addition, each of the rooms had a box of toys, allowing parents to actually take in the interpretations whilst kids were amusing themselves.
  • Good amount of info in the visitors center before we headed off to see the tomb. It's nice being able to handle some of the artifacts and ask questions to the knowledgeable staff.

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