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Skara Brae, Stromness
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
A Neolithic village on Scotland's scenic coast, Skara Brae is Europe's best-preserved settlement of the period. It's known as the Scottish Pompeii because of the exceptional preservation. UNESCO recognizes Skara Brae as a World Heritage Site in an area of excavation where remains of Neolithic life are still being discovered. In the on-site museum, view the runic "writings," iconic spiral designs carved in stone balls. Some scientists think these carvings are a form of the written word. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Stromness holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Skara Brae and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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This neolithic site is like nothing I had seen before my first visit in 1991. It is still wonderful. In the intervening 25 years the Historic Scotland Foundation has built a replica of one of the larg... read more »
Excellent and very informative introductory video and displays. Scara Brae is a fascinating place to visit.
This site is fantastically and sensitively presented with minimal touristy trappings. Great for all.
I haven't been to there but at school we did the stone age and looked at skara brae! AMAZING!!!!!!!👱👰👏✌✋👌👍👄👅👀💋💘❤👂💅
I think this place is a must if you're visiting Orkney. Even in wet windy weather I enjoyed a walk around. It can be a bit crowded when there's multiple bus tours, but you'll learn a lot.
Very well preserved, friendly staff, one of the oldest remains of mankind from 3100 BC.
Truly awe-inspiring Neolithic village. Worth spending time here, and in all of Orkney. Spend a night or two to allow enough time to see more than a quick bus tour allows.
Very interesting and well managed attraction
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