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Reviewed November 1, 2017

The site itself is small and understandably carefully controlled - you look down from pathways above, but it is astonishing to see. To get a real feel though, do go into the full-scale reproduction "complete house" by the visitors' centre (itself a very well done set-up). To really get Skara Brae though, put it on the list with Maes Howe, Isbister (Tomb of the Eagles) and the very recent (and controversial) Tomb of the Otters, plus of course Stenness. All easily driven to on the same day.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Go: that’s all I am going to say. Okay, maybe not. It’s such a well preserved heritage site, the interpretation is well done and I had the best bowl of Cullen skink, ever.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

With the see at the flank, the museum at the entrance - this is a village of uniquness unparalleled.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We visited this location on our tour of the Highlands and found it to be not only unique but educational. These ruins are very well preserved, although unfortunately the sea is encroaching. We were lucky enough to have a very interesting guide who filled us in on what is known about the ruins and the area.

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Skara Brae is the 3rd part of our journey back in time in Orkney. After visiting Stenness and Brodgar, we went to this prehistoric settlement area. We first went to a replica of a house which was used by man during this time. It was made of flat stones piled one on top of each other.

The village near the coast is said to be the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe and older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge A storm in 1850 unearthed the houses in this settlement. One can walk around the different houses in the village. Information can be found in every section. Stone furniture, dressers and beds can be found. The houses were built below ground in order to protect the inhabitants from the harsh weather conditions of Scotland. A good day to see how pre-historic man lived.

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