• Aerial view of the Ness of Brodgar dig - image by Scott Pike

Visit the Ness of Brodgar in 2020

The 2020 dig dates at the Ness of Brodgar excavation in Orkney have been confirmed.

Come and see thousands of years of history being uncovered in front of you at the Ness of Brodgar in 2020.

The dig dates for the new season at the sprawling site have been announced, giving you plenty of time to plan your trip to Orkney.

Archaeologists will be picking up the trowels and tools once again on July 6th 2020, with the project running until August 21st 2020. If you want to visit the site, daily guided tours will be on offer from July 8th until August 19th. There are usually a number of tours available each day, with the chance of seeing the archaeologists in action on weekdays too.

There are two open days planned at the dig in 2020 too. These days see special events held at the site and at the nearby Stenness Community Hall, offering lots of Neolithic fun for all the family. The open days are scheduled for Sunday, July 19 and Sunday, August 16.

Find out more about visiting the Ness of Brodgar via the links below.

The dig at the Ness isn't the only excavation open to visitors in Orkney. The project at Swandro in Rousay is a fascinating glimpse into archaeology on the edge, with the site under constant threat from coastal erosion. The Cairns in South Ronaldsay is also an excellent place to visit, with work continuing on an ancient broch building.

You can find out more about archaeology in Orkney via the Archaeology Institute UHI website and blog.


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