Ring of Brodgar
In December 1999 UNESCO, the United Nations Education and Organization, proclaimed the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. The designation amounts to a recognition of the value to world heritage of the Neolithic sites on Mainland, Orkney. Included within the designated area are:


and - a bit further away - the stone village of Skara Brae.
MAP OF THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site map

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An international panel designated by UNESCO reasoned that "The monuments of Orkney, dating back to 3000-2000 BC, are outstanding testimony to the cultural achievements of the Neolithic peoples of northern Europe."

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