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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
* '''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.