04 AUG 22 Stromness STR1 – UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Neolithic Heart of Orkney


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Pass through the gentle rolling landscape by bus and into the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney; an area designated as a World Heritage Site due to its wealth of prehistoric archaeology. Explore the Standing Stones of Stenness and stop at the Ring of Brodgar; a huge ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5000 years. Continue to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, beautifully interpreted in the visitor center. See the remarkable dwellings revealed from beneath the sand dunes by storms only 150 years ago.
From here it is only a 200m walk to visit Skaill House, Orkney’s finest manor. Skaill was built by Bishop George Graham in 1620 on the site of a farmstead thought to date to the Norse period. In its 400-year history all 12 of its Lairds have been related and all have contributed to the history and collection in the house.

Starting time: 9.00 AM
Duration: about 4.5 hours
Activity level: 2/5

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