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  • The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney - image by Kenny Lam

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Four monuments. Five thousand years of history.

Orkney’s most famous archaeological treasures – Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, the Stones of Stenness, and the Maeshowe chambered tomb – form the keystones of the UNESCO Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

This prestigious UNESCO recognition – granted in 1999 - reflects the huge international significance of these four remarkable monuments and the role they play in helping us understand more about the culture and beliefs of Orkney’s sophisticated Neolithic society.

All this world-class archaeology is extremely accessible too, with the four sites situated close together on the Orkney mainland.