Skara Brae

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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 15 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jan 30rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 18.2 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31rain
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 11.8 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Feb 03rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SSE)

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

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