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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Sandwick, Orkney, KW16 3LR
2 Skaill Cottages Sandwick Scotland KW16 3LR GB
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Get a remarkable picture of life 5,000 years ago at one of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses, built of closely-fitting flat stone slabs and linked by covered passages. The structures of this semi-subterranean village are in remarkable condition.

See ancient homes fitted with stone beds, dressers and seats and imagine how our ancestors lived in times gone by. In the Visitor Centre, you will also see an array of artefacts including gaming dice, hand tools, pottery, jewellery, and richly carved stone objects that may have been used for religious rituals. There are also lots of fact-finding activities, quizzes and touchscreen presentations you can engage in at the centre.

On site there is a café and shop which sells locally-made items and crafts, ideal for a souvenir.

This prehistoric village, close to an idyllic rugged beach, is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Facilities: Accessible parking or drop-off point.

Opening Times: Summer – March – September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm)

Winter – October – March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

Please check the website for more details and updates.
Costs: Joint entry to Skara Brae and Skaill House (Apr-Oct)
Adult £7.10, Child £4.30, Concession £5.70

Entry to Skara Brae only (Nov-Mar)
Adult £6.10, Child £3.70, Concession £4.90