Orkney has, for centuries, been a crossroads for travellers. Its rich Neolithic history shows even 5500 years ago it was probably a centre of influence for Britain. There has been continuous human habitation through to the present day. With some of the inhabitants leaving more of a mark than others. These tours visit all the Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
All entry fees are included. Refreshments are not provided but suitable rest stops are included in all the tours.
Cost £400 Visiting
Please note: the Ness of Brodgar is only open between the dates of 2nd July 2018- 24th August 2018.
Part of Orkney’s UNESCO world heritage site. It is a 5000-year-old Neolithic village on the shore of Skaill beach and was uncovered after a great storm, part of Orkney’s World Heritage Site.
The best example of a Neolithic chambered tomb in the UK, it also has the largest collection of Norse runic inscriptions anywhere outside Scandinavia. It is part of the UNESCO designated “Heart of Neolithic Orkney” World Heritage Site.
There are ongoing excavations at the Ness Of Brodgar, situated between the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar in the centre of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.
This site has featured on recent TV programmes, with TV presenter Neil Oliver, including a three part BBC documentary 'Britain's Ancient Capital - Secrets of Orkney' which aired in the UK in Spring 2017.
The site is often referred to as 'Orkney's Neolithic cathedral' or simply 'Orkney's stone age temple'. It has had lots of press coverage in previous years - Current Archaeology, British Archaeology etc, in August 2014 the Ness of Brodgar and Orkney was the cover story in The National Geographic magazine.
The 2019 Ness of Brodgar dig dates are confirmed as from Monday 1st July to Friday 23rd August 2019.