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Skara Brae
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Stromness
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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.
Reviewed November 4, 2017

It was lashing it down with rain and there were tour buses full of tourists, but it was one of the best days of our honeymoon. It was interesting, well preserved and well managed. The gift shop lovely and the cafe served delicious homemade soup. I'd definately return. You also get entry to the house aswell which is also very interesting.

2  Thank Kimberley B
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

We went at the end of October when there were few visitors so were able to move slowly round the site soaking up the atmosphere of this special place. A wander down to the pristine beach is a must and a visit to Skaill House was a very good addition to the visit.

1  Thank Linda M
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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.

1  Thank Paul S
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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.

Thank 75Dee
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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.

Thank rv15243
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