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“Excellent. ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Skara Brae

Skara Brae
B9056, Stromness KW16 3LR, Scotland
+44 (0)1856 841 815
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5-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Edinburgh...
Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Stromness
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: The Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, near the dramatic white beach of the Bay of Skaill, is one of 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 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.
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“Excellent. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well worth seeing. Even our 2 and 4 year old grandchildren enjoyed it. The one and only staff member in the cafe was run off her feet but carried on with a smile and a banter with us. Deserves a medal!

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“Amazing History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

both myself and my friend took a road trip across scotland on our road trip we stopped to see Skara Brae and were so glad we did it really is spectacular with so much history and it is all very informative and the staff couldnt be helpful enough. I would highly recommend here to anyone visisting the area

Visited May 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Sight seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The history is amazing, well worth a visit, hated the rain but did not put me off, can not believe this site is 5,000 years old

Visited April 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Skara Brae is so interesting and a must see while in Orkney. The visitor centre is good, with an interesting exhibition and the food in the restaurant is fine. The replica house is fascinating and gives you a good idea of what the houses would have looked like.

Visited April 2014
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“my favorite on Orkney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

truly amazing the neighborhood from 5000 yeras ago. this is worth the drive, and you should not miss this at all, in warm waether you ca tour the manor house too. great visitor center too. really do NOT miss Skara Brae, and then watch the surf, a favoirte spot for surfing

Visited February 2014
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