Brough of Birsay


Prices and opening times

The Brough of Birsay is only accessible at low tide. Please take care, the causeway is uneven and may be slippery. You can check tide tables at Skara Brae or call them on 01856 841 815. Tide times may also be found on the Met Office website.

Please note, the visitor centre is closed.

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Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close. We advise checking ahead if the forecast is poor or you are making a long journey. 

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Opening times

The Brough of Birsay is only accessible at low tide.

Please note, the visitor centre is closed.

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