Skara Brae in Historic Scotland’s top five list

Picture: Sigurd Towrie

Interior of Skara Brae house.

Skara Brae saw a one per cent rise in visitor numbers over the 2011/2012 season, making it Historic Scotland’s fourth most visited site in Scotland.

The World Heritage Site welcomed 68,852 visitors during the period, which saw a seven per cent overall rise in people visiting paid-for historic attractions across Scotland.

Historic Scotland said that both domestic and overseas visitors continue to view Skara Brae as a key part of their itinerary, giving them an opportunity to sample Orkney’s history first hand and gain a memorable experience during their holiday.

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