Was so looking forward to this visit and made it the much anticipated highlight of our holiday only to end up feeling really let down. Neither reconstruction of of the iron age round houses were open as they have been left to seemingly fall apart. These reconstructions were our main reason for wanting to visit as they are touted as being a serious attempt to recreate building techniques true to the period. However it was easy to see this had not been the case here as you could see what looked like chicken wire and some sort of squares of plastic matting which had been used to construct the roof on one. If you want to see experimental archaeology I couldn't recommend this as a day out. The preserved remains of the causeway were interesting and genuine and although we could not see much of the preserved boats the lady who was there on the day we visited was knowledgeable about them. The site is pretty however that is not what we went to see. If you want to be able to actually see inside a round house get yourself to the Ryedale Folk Museum in North Yorkshire. Smashing.
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