Ness of Brodgar

Monuments & Ruins

Stenness, Orkney

    The Ness of Brodgar is the excavation of a massive Neolithic walled enclosure that contains numerous well preserved monumental stone buildings on an unparalleled scale –best known from its media coverage as Orkney’s Neolithic Cathedral’.

    Excavations on Ness of Brodgar, in Stenness, will resume on July 15, 2013, running until August 23.
    During this time, the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA) dig will be open to the public, with daily guided tours, from July 17 until August 21.

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    Opening Times
    Guided Tour Opening Times 2015
    17 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015

    The excavation at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney, will resume on Monday 14th July 2014 for 6 weeks. There are free site tours at 11am, 1pm & 3pm on weekdays, and at 11am & 3pm on weekends, starting on Wednesday 16th July until Wednesday 20th August, and no booking is necessary.
    Please note that the diggers are not generally on site at weekends although the tours still run at 11am & 3pm. There is also a site open day towards the end of the season.

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