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A complete visitor's guide - West Mainland

skara brae, orkney, scotland | travel destinations in the united kingdom + ruins…

Ever wanted to see inside a prehistoric house? Make this the year you visit Skara Brae!

The Orkney Islands are located North of Scotland. They are home to many ancient sites including Stone Rings (Ring of Brodgar, Stenness), neolithic villages (Skara Brae) and chambered cairn. Nature is also well preserved with beautiful sea cliffs, white sa

Orkney Islands, Scotland - Ancient sites and Natural Wonders

Maes Howe - Early people - Scotlands History uilt before the great pyramids of Egypt, Maes Howe is a splendid Neolithic chambered tomb or burial monument not far from Stromness, in the Orkneys. It has been described as ‘one of the greatest architectural achievements of the prehistoric peoples of Scotland’

Maeshowe is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave situated on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. It was probably built in around 2800 BC. It gives its name to the Maeshowe type of chambered cairn, which is limited to Orkney.

Skara Brae is a stone Neolithic settlement on the island of Mainland in the Orkneys.   It was inhabited from roughly 3150 to 2500 B.C.  It is the most intact Neolithic settlement in Europe, gaining it UNESCO World Heritage Site status and the nickname of “Scottish Pompeii”.

Skara Brae is a stone Neolithic settlement on the Orkneys. It was inhabited from roughly 3150 to 2500 B. It is the most intact Neolithic settlement in Europe, gaining it UNESCO World Heritage Site status and the nickname of “Scottish Pompeii”.

42 Things All People With A Scottish Mum Heard Growing Up

42 Things All People With A Scottish Mum Heard Growing Up

Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BC up to the 17th century AD.

Viking ring fort and settlement, the Shetland Islands, Jarlshof, Scotland. It has been described as "one of the most remarkable archaeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles". It contains remains dating from 2500 BCE up to the century CE.

Old photograph of hardworking Crofters carrying peat baskets on the Orkney Islands, Scotland <> (celts, celtic, roots, history)

Old photograph of hardworking Crofters carrying peat baskets on the Orkney Islands, Scotland (celts, celtic, roots, history)

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