This tour includes the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Cuween Hill, the Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae.
Stones Of Stenness
Stones of Stenness is a stone henge type monument, dating from around 3100BC, making it one of the oldest in Britain. With four stones remaining out of a possible twelve, and approximately 44 meters in diameter, this makes it smaller than the nearby Ring of Brogar. There is a hearth in the middle of the ring, similar to those used at Skara Brae. Entry is free and 24 hour.
Ring Of Brodgar
Ring of Brodgar is a massive stone henge type monument, dating from around built around 5000 years ago. There are 36 surviving stones, out of an original 60, with a diameter of approximately 104 meters. There is a ditch or henge around the monument, build into the bed rock. This is estimated to have taken 80,000 man hours to create! Entry is free and 24 hour.
Skara Brae and Skaill House
This world famous archaeological site offers the chance to see superbly preserved Neolithic houses with fine stone furniture. Visitors can admire the jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects the villagers left behind and explore a modern replica to discover what the houses were like to live in. Skaill house, a fine mansion with gardens, sits adjacent to Skara Brae. Admission: adult £7.10 Child £4.30 Concession £5.70
Please be aware that the weather in Orkney is extremely changeable, and that good walking shoes, warm and waterproof clothing, and a warm hat are recommended – even in Summer!