• 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.

Win a Three-Night Break to Orkney

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll follow in the footsteps of mighty Viking rulers, learn about wartime heritage during two world wars, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, and explore the picturesque town of Stromness.