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Orkney Islands

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Neolithic structures
Awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1999, the '''''''Heart of Neolithic Orkney''''''' includes:
* '''Skara Brae''', 30km west of Kirkwall [http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertyoverview.htm?PropID=PL_244&PropName=Skara%20Brae%20Prehistoric%20Village], the best-preserved prehistoric village in Western Europe. The village was , inhabited before the pyramids of Egypt were built. 2008 Admission: adult £6.70, child £3.35, concessions £5.30. Prices include admission to Skaill House April to September. Admission to Skara Brae reduced October to March. * '''Maeshowe''', 14km west of Kirkwall [http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertyoverview.htm?PropID=PL_205&PropName=Maeshowe%20Chambered%20Cairn], finest chambered tomb in north-west Europe, which contains the best collection of Viking runes outside Scandinavia. Advance booking required. 2008 Admission*: adult £5.20, child £2.60, concessions £4.20
* '''Ring of Brodgar''', 16km west of Kirkwall [http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertydetail.htm?PropID=PL_233&PropName=Ring%20Of%20Brogdar%20Stone%20Circle%20and%20Henge], amazing stone circle with henge ditch. Free admission.
* '''Standing Stones of Stenness''', [http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults/propertydetail.htm?PropID=PL_280&PropName=Stones%20Of%20Stenness%20Circle%20And%20Henge] one of the oldest stone circles in Britain. Free admission.
Orkney's World Heritage site also includes a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites.
 
*2008 admission prices.
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