Knap of Howar
Papa Westray is one of Orkney’s smaller isles, only about six square miles in extent, and much less hectic than its bigger neighbours in Orkney.
This site is open year-round.
The island is home to the Knap of Howar, still regarded as the oldest standing house in Northwest Europe. These well preserved buildings were occupied by neolithic farmers over 5000 years ago. With intact doorways, stone partitions, and stone benches, the buildings are remarkably well-preserved.
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