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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

One of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe, part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Please note the cafe at Skara Brae is currently closed for maintenance.

The neolithic settlement of Skara Brae lies near the dramatic white beach of the Bay of Skaill. Skara Brae is the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe.

Uncovered by a storm in 1850, the attraction presents a remarkable picture of life around 5,000 years ago.

Visitors can experience a vivid impression of the realities of a prehistoric village and see ancient homes fitted with stone beds, dressers and seats. A replica construction allows visitors to fully understand the interior of a prehistoric house.

An informative visitor centre provides touch-screen presentations, fact-finding quizzes for children and adults, and an opportunity to see artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations in the 1970s.

There is a cafe (which may have restricted opening hours in the winter) and a well stocked gift shop selling locally-made souvenirs and crafts.

Skara Brae is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Highlights

Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Orkney
Postcode: KW16 3LR

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices

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

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