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The incredible Neolithic excavation at the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney will be open to the public once again during the summer in 2023.

After re-opening on a smaller scale in 2021 in 2022, archaeologists are set to return to this sprawling site in July 2023.

It's hoped the full excavation will be open, with members of the public welcome to visit between July 5 and August 16. Tours will be available on weekdays at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Further details on tours - both for individuals and groups - will be confirmed closer to the date.

The dig will usually be open to the public from 9.30am until 4.30pm on weekdays, when archaeologists are working on site.

If you are planning a visit:

  • Please remember that the Ness of Brodgar is a working archaeological dig in a field.
  • Be prepared for bumpy, sometimes wet and slippy, ground and areas where it is not safe for visitors to go.
  • During your visit, please keep to indicated routes and stay away from the edge of the digging areas.

Find out more about how to get to the Ness of Brodgar, parking information and much more at the official website.