Tidal island at Birsay
It was a place of local and perhaps regional importance, first for the Picts and later for the Norse settlers.
When the tide permits , you can cross the causeway to this historic island. The remains of the Norse settlement included a ruined Romanesque church that was a place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.
Please telephone Skara Brae on 01856 841 815 for tide times.
Last admission 17:00