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Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850. Covering thousands of years of history, Skaill House is renowned...more
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Skaill House Breckness ESTATE, Stromness KW16 3LR, Scotland
3rd visit to Orkney, twice as a couple, & this time in a family group of 5 adults & 1 toddler, so needed more space. This apartment, set in a wing of Skaill House, is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. Shared laundry, conservatory & courtyard...More
Not as interesting as the sign suggested - no stories @ pirates, etc. Lots of old stuff on display. Bright spot was gift shop where I found Harris Tweed whisky flasks for 10 pounds less than at the gift shops! Otherwise big yawn.
The owner of this manor house is the person who discovered Skara Brae when it was unearthed by a huge storm during Victorian times. The house is a very interesting place to discover information about Victorian life here. The displays and the info boards are...More
The entrance fee to this place is part of your Skara Brae ticket and I think it is just as interesting. The owner discovered Skara Brae and brought in an expert archaeologist. There are lots of photos and information as well as a feel of...More
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The visit itself was nice, and it was an interesting exhibition. But beware of the older swabian woman who was knocking at the door of the toilet while I was in the middle of the job. Once I finished and opened the door she just...More