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Getting here

Brough of Birsay
Birsay
Orkney
KW17 2LX

As Brough of Birsay is on a tidal island, you should check tide tables at Skara Brae or call them on 01856 841 815. Tide times may also be found on the Met Office website

National Grid reference: HY 239 285

Telephone: 01856 841 815 (Skara Brae)

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This site is closed, but the grounds are open to visitors.

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