Stones Journeys: Ness of Brodgar

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The Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological excavation site covering six plus acres and is located between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness in the Heart of the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site on the West Mainland of Orkney. Excavations at the site began in 2003. The site has provided evidence of housing, decorated stone slabs, a massive stone wall with foundations, and a large building described as a Neolithic "cathedral" or "palace". The site may have been occupied from as early as 3500B.C. to the close of the Neolithic period more than a millennium and a half later. Excavation at the site ends in August of 2024.

Journey to Ness of Brodgar

The Ness of Brodgar is easily visited from Kirkwall or Stromness. Motorists should follow the A965 Kirkwall-Stromness road until reaching the B9055 Brodgar Road, signposted Bay of Skaill. Continue past the Stones of Stenness and the dig site is clearly signposted. Parking is free on site. Alternatively, the site may be visited by bus from Kirkwall or Stromness. Get off at the start of the B9055 road and proceed to the site on foot, a short mile or so walk. Visited 2007, 2017, and 2022

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Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Ness of Brodgar may be found at the Ness of Brodgar website. General information on Orkney may be found at the website.

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