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Orkney - Skara Brae, One Of The Best Preserved Neolithic Settlements In Western Europe

Skara Brae, One Of The Best Preserved Neolithic Settlements In Western Europe

(79 reviews)
Mainland, Orkney, Orkney, United Kingdom
40 mins

About the tour

Join me on a walk around the remains of an extraordinary 5000 year old village built before Stone Henge and the Pyramids. Imagine what it was like for the farmers, hunters and fishermen who lived here, What did the children do? What did they eat? So many questions, can they all be answered? I love the fact that they were not that different from us.

Meet your local guide


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.

Lorna has been guiding since Apr 2013

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 guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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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

Caroline P.

14 April 2021

A glorious tour. Plenty of information and the sound of the sea.

Christina (NYC) 🌇🏺🏛🦉 M.

14 April 2021

I enjoyed the tour very much. The Neolithic site was stunning. The views by the water were just amazing. The tour guide did a wonderful job providing excellent information on the site and was considerate to the viewer giving plenty of opportunities for beautiful postcards. I highly recommend this tour

Sandra (Australia) L.

14 April 2021

Such an interesting and fascinating tour done by a very enthusiastic guide

Kathy (Surrey BC) Y.

14 April 2021

Outstanding tour of Skara Brae. Lorna is an excellent guide and her tours are very interesting and she knows her history of the area. Highly recommend her tours. I've been wanting to see this site for many years and having the opportunity to see it so well was just perfect. Our own private tour. Thanks again Lorna for a great tour of such an amazing place!

Marilyn J.

13 April 2021

Great tour, so interesting, thank you.

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