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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 2NH

Tel 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)

Opening arrangements

Mid-June - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 5.30pm

Closed during winter season

Admission prices

Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Brough Of Birsay

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10 July 2014

Durer's Fame

Duff House

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Olivia Irvine - Being Somewhere

Duff House

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The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Enlist Today! Edinburgh mobilises

Edinburgh Castle

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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