Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Historic Scotland

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1999
Size of heritage: 15 ha
- Buffer zone: 158 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: -2,811°
Latitude: 58,996°

About

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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