Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1999
Size of heritage: 15 ha
- Buffer zone: 158 ha
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.
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Medium airport - 4 mi (7 km) Stronsay Airport
Small airport - 13 mi (21 km) Eday Airport
Medium airport - 14 mi (22 km) Flotta Isle Airport
Small airport - 17 mi (27 km) Sanday Airport
Small airport - 19 mi (32 km) Papa Westray Airport
Small airport - 25 mi (40 km) Westray Airport
Small airport - 25 mi (41 km) North Ronaldsay Airport
Small airport - 29 mi (47 km) Aberdeen Dyce Airport
Large airport - 126 mi (203 km) Edinburgh Airport
Large airport - 211 mi (341 km) Glasgow International Airport
Large airport - 224 mi (361 km) Newcastle Airport
Large airport - 277 mi (446 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Newtown St Boswells
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- East Canisbay
- John O' Groats
- Nether Button
- Saint Margaret's Hope
- Saint Marys
- South Walls
- West Canisbay
- Whitehall Village