Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
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. An informative visitor centre provides touch-screen presentations, fact-finding quizzes for children and adults and an opportunity to see artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations in the 1970s. There is a café and a gift shop selling gifts, books, jewellery, souvenirs and a selection of locally-made crafts. Part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.