Orkney - Norse And Pictish Times On The Brough Of Birsay

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Norse And Pictish Times On The Brough Of Birsay

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(62 reviews)
Birsay, Orkney, Orkney, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Today we will visit a very special tidal Island and explore the remains of a Norse settlement. Back in the 9th century the Norse settlers may have lived here alongside inhabitants who had been there since Pictish times in the 7th century. See the Pictish stone, remains of Longhouses, barns, drains and even a sauna?

Meet Lorna


Lorna was born in Orkney on the Island of Westray and can trace her family living there as far back as possible. She loves sharing the beauty, history and culture of her islands. Lorna usually speaks in Orcadian dialect which comes from an old Norse language called Norn but don't worry, she will be chanting on tour. Chanting is the Orcadian word for speaking your best English.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Orkney with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Orkney. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Margaret H.

10 May 2021

Love Orkney

Cali D.

09 May 2021

Very interesting tour of a stone age settlement. Guide did not force any particular interpretation, but discussed the uncovered evidence. Lovely timed evening tour.

Anne S.

08 May 2021

Great tour. Thanks again Lorna.

Linda J.

06 May 2021

Thank you. A very special tour.

🇨🇦 Leslie G.

05 May 2021

Lorna made a remote, quiet, rural setting very interesting with her personal slant and knowledge.

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