Skara Brae Orkney

Skara Brae

Skara Brae is a fascinating place to visit and must be one of the most photographed locations on earth. Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney. It consists of eight clustered houses, and was occupied from roughly 3180 BCE–2500 BCE. Europe's most complete Neolithic village was discovered after a severe storm in 1850 which uncovered the outline of a village. Skara Brae gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status as one of four sites making up "The Heart of Neolithic Orkney."

Skara Brae in Orkney

Skara Brae is close the sea and some erosion has already taken place. You can explore the Neolithic settlement and also go into a reconstructed building on the site to get an idea of how it would have been to live in the buildings several thousand years ago.

Skara Brae

Skara Brae

Skara Brae

Skara Brae

Skara Brae

Layout plan of Skara Brae

Inside the buildings at Skara Brae

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