The group of Neolithic monuments on Orkney consists of a large chambered tomb (Maes Howe), two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar) and a settlement (Skara Brae), together with a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites. The group constitutes a major prehistoric cultural landscape which gives a graphic depiction of life in this remote archipelago in the far north of Scotland some 5,000 years ago.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

4 sites in this World Heritage

  • Maes Howe
  • Stones of Stenness
  • Ring of Brogar
  • Skara Brae

Stones of Stenness

Ring of Brogar

Skara Brae

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
UK and Ireland 
Category
Cultural
Name
Heart of Neolithic Orkney
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1999
Keyword
Registered in 1999