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Skara Brae (Stromness, United Kingdom)

Skara Brae is about 5 000 years old, but it wasn’t until a big storm in 1850 that the sand under which it was buried revealed its secret. Skara Brae consists of a street with at least 6 houses, complete with drains, stone dressers, beds and cupboards. One of the dwellings appears to have been a workshop for tools and pottery. The many finds made on the site revealed a lot of information about the people who lived there. The overall level of preservation of Skara Brae resulted in its being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999, along with some other Neolithic monuments on Orkney. Visitors will also be able to see a replica house and many of the original artifacts are on display in the visitor centre, which also has a cafe. The above price includes a visit to nearby Skaill House, a 400 years old historical building. However, visitors should note that Skaill House is closed in winter, and the entry fee is consequently reduced. Concessions and children’s tariffs are available. From April to September, opening hours are between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm, otherwise from 9.30 to 4.30 pm. The site is partly accessible to visitors with limited mobility, but those using a wheelchair should be accompanied.

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