Skara Brae, Skail, Phone: +44 1856 841 815  Buses from Stromness and Kirkwall in Summer. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skara Brae is Orkney's premier tourist sight. Dating from about 2500BC, it was a prehistoric village covered by sand dunes, until a wild storm in 1850. A series of connecting passages and round dwellings were uncovered, complete with stone dressers and implements. There is a good visitors centre and cafe as well as the adjoining Skail House - a 17th century country house. Entrance £6.50.
Hoy - take a day trip to this attractive island, with good walking.