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Brough Of Birsay, Birsay

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Must see · Island · Historic Walking Area
The Brough of Birsay is an uninhabited tidal island off the north-west coast of The Mainland of Orkney, Scotland, in the parish of Birsay. It is located around 13 miles north of Stromness and features the remains of Pictish and Norse settlements as well as a modern light house.

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  • Just so much to see with the area, wildlife and history, well worth a visit. Went twice during our week on Orkney as didnt check the tide times on our first visit so went back when the causeway was.....  more »
  • Before or after you have visited Skara Brae etc, you must visit this island. It is possible to cross dry shod 2.5 hours either side of low tide. It is easy to check on tide times. The causeway is...  more »
  • Excellent location, Iron Age village on the island can be visited. Check tide times because the causeway is submerged at high water. Charges apply in summer Good parking facilities
  • Awesome place to visit. It was an extremely early low tide the day I went so there were no other people about. I saw a few puffins among the nesting birds on the north east side cliff face. Definitely worth the visit!

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