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.
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.
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.
Excavation on a much-reduced scale will resume at the Ness of Brodgar on June 28, 2021, running until August 13, 2021.
The site will be open to the public, subject to covid restrictions, between June 30 and August 11, 2021. You can find out more on The Ness of Brodgar website.