Ness of Brodgar

[Ness of Brodgar]

Few places on Orkney give off such an air of excitement as the Ness of Brodgar. Geophysical surveys in 2002 first revealed something unusual under the fields right in between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness. Excavations happened slowly and intermittently over the next few years, and then in 2008 a major discovery was made: Structure 10, possibly the biggest Neolithic stone building ever found in Britain, burial structures aside. Over the last decade or so the excavations have revealed a settlement that dwarfs even Skara Brae in size. Activity continues apace annually over the summer months, and with fascinating, detailed daily tours led by the on-site archaeologists, perhaps you'll be there to witness the next groundbreaking discovery.

[Ness of Brodgar]

Name: Ness of Brodgar ★★★☆
Location: G.R.: HY 303128 / stored proof estimates
Open (2017): Daily, early July to late August; guided tours highly recommended - times on website
Cost: Free

[Ness of Brodgar]

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