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original building added to over the years. houses part of the dinner service taken abroard by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
shoemaker_10
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Home of the finder of skara Brae

Home of the finder of skara Brae, well laid out free tour of a 17th century country mansion good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob M
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank 99kylea
Reviewed 6 days ago

original building added to over the years. houses part of the dinner service taken abroard by Captain Cook.

Thank shoemaker_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely setting and a lovely house but all based around Skara Brea and you wouldn’t visit the house if it was on it’s own

Thank Doug_421
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home of the finder of skara Brae, well laid out free tour of a 17th century country mansion good information lots of interesting things to see.

Thank Rob M
SkaillHouse, General Manager at Skaill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Rob we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Skaill House. thank you for leaving a review best wishes Fraser (Manager)

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed looking through this house. Lots of interesting artefacts. Activities for children. I liked the information sheets in each room. Worth a visit but again way over priced gift shop.

Thank Spanner007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owned by the family that discovered Skara Brae it makes an interesting add on as Skara Brae is only a small site.

Thank Brayford
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank hilarymunro
SkaillHouse, General Manager at Skaill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Skaill House. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Many thanks Fraser (Manager)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter S
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