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Brough Of Birsay

Site featuring Pictish and Norse power-base with Pictish well

Brough Of Birsay

The remains of a busy complex of Pictish, Norse and later settlement around scenic Birsay Bay.

A small visitor centre on the island contains some important early sculptures and interesting Viking artefacts. homepage
Find out more about Pictish Stones at


  • The location – a challenge to get to, and a joy to discover.
  • The Pictish symbol stone – an unusual carved stone.
  • The Viking houses – a unique insight into the peaceful life of the Vikings.


Region – Orkney
Postcode: KW17 2LX

Tel 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)

Opening arrangements

Summer only (when tides permit)
Mid-June - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Brough Of Birsay

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1 September 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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And Yet it Stands

Stirling Castle

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Jack Vettriano Exhibition

Duff House

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Wandering Home - an exhibition by Thomas Joshua Cooper

Glasgow Cathedral

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Rebels and Redcoats

Edinburgh Castle

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King George's Heilan Men

Fort George

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