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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...more
All reviews replica house neolithic village short film actual site beautiful beach lived years ago old village stone age visitor center nice cafe well worth a visit step back in time mind blowing visiting orkney scones fascinating place gift shop
a lot to see and read here, you can pass couple of hours no problem, and have a eat and drink also. well stocked gift shop.
I visited this time in early march so cafe was not up and working but the young lad on...More
My wife and I have been so lucky to travel, Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal, Hong Kong and more. I never realised the gem on our UK doorstep - Skara Brae. WE were lucky to have a personal tour guide on a cold March day...More
Skara Brae takes you back into to Neolithic times. This ancient village has been unearthed to show art live in a village that dates back to before Christ. Kim was our guide and was a wealth of information. It’s a bit of a drive from...More
Very informative and well worth the cost of admittance. The video and museum is very informative and fascinating. Great way to learn about the colony that lived here SO long ago and to learn about their lives. Very fascinating that so long ago they could...More
I had read about Skara Brae and when we found an Oceania cruise to the Norwegian fjords that had a day on Orkney, we signed up. This day trip, which also included stone circles, was fabulous. Our guide was one of the archeologists working in...More
Being the only Café close to Skara Brae, you just must go there.
But it’s ok, because the place is nice, and within the Visitor Centre.
The Café staff was professional yet rather cold… but this is kind of normal in places usually stormed by...More
Very well cared for place and habitations, open to the elements, which gives mind to what living there must have been like those thousands of years ago. The Site faces to the Northwest and is open to the sea. The only weather protection for those...More
Arrived on a cold January day but the welcome at the reception desk was warm and friendly. First you are invited to watch a short film on the site and then have a look at the small exhibition.after that you go outside and into a...More
Very well preserved site, multiple partly undergrounnd houses ... as if a Celt can walk out the house any moment. I visited in winter, only visitor, the wind was freezing, I hope these Celts were wearing better clothes than I did!
A replica house is...More