Skara Brae, Orkney Islands



Skara Brae is a large Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill. The settlement consists of ten clustered houses, dated from the late Neolithic and inhabited for around 600 years, between 3200BC and 2200BC.

The settlement is one of Europe’s most complete Neolithic village and has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because of its excellent preservation. Because of this protection by the sand that covered the settlement the buildings, and their contents, are well-preserved. Not only can you see the walls of the structures but they are roofed with their original stone slabs, and the interior fittings of each house give a view of life was about.

Skara Brae is within the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Our 7 day weather forecast for Mainland in Orkney Islands

Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)
Thursday, Aug 05
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (SSE)
Friday, Aug 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Aug 07
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (E)
Sunday, Aug 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Aug 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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