Some of our landscapes remain unchanged since long before the time of the Great Pyramids. And history is still being written here. You will find an unbroken timeline of sites dating from nearly 6,000 years ago to the present.
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage site is in the West Mainland, and gives a unique insight into how people lived here 5,000 years ago. You can also visit the Ring of Brodgar and walk among the remaining 27 megaliths of a stone circle over 104 metres wide, marvelling at the power and determination of our predecessors.
During July and August you can become a part of history by visiting the excavations at the Ness of Brodgar – a Neolithic site uncovered as recently as 2003. Many exciting painted and carved objects have been uncovered at this site.