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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Scotland - Skara Brae and Skaile House

Skara Brae is located on the west coast of the main island of the Orkneys only a 15 drive from the ferry terminal at Stromness.

We started at the visitor center (middle right).  Skara Brae is at the middle left and Skaile House is bottom right.

A lot of these displays are hard to read so you might have to click to enlarge them.

The inside of the roof.

The walk to Skara Brae was depicted as a walk back through time with concrete markers denoting notable events in history.  Pictures of a few of them follow.

We took a short detour to the coast.  Skara Brae is above the small bluff in the mid-distance.

Layout of the village

A wall has been built along the shore to protect the site from further erosion.

Read the previous post about this room to hear how Captain Cook's ship's dishware came to be house here at Skaile House.

Love hidden storage areas

Don't forget to read the post above that tells about the Russian banner in the frame halfway up the staircase.

There's a room full of historical documents and interesting history of the home and its owners.

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