Skara Brae

Sandwick, Orkney, KW16 3LR

01856 841 815
 

Prices and opening times

Admission

We recommend booking online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry. Apologies, but due to network issues, we're currently not able to take card payments on site.

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Ticket prices from 1 April to 31 October 2023 (includes entry to Skaill House): 

Ticket categories Skara Brae & Skaill House online price Skara Brae & Skaill House walk-up price
Adult (16-64yrs) £11.00 £12.50
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £8.80 £10.00
Child (7-15yrs) £6.60 £7.50
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £21.50 £24.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £31.50 £36.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £37.50 £42.50

Ticket prices from 1 November 2023 to 31 March 2024 (Skara Brae only):

Ticket categories Skara Brae online price Skara Brae walk-up price
Adult (16-64yrs) £9.00 £10.50
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £7.20 £8.40
Child (7-15yrs) £5.40 £6.30
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £17.50 £20.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £25.50 £30.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £30.50 £35.50

For information on Skaill House telephone 01856 841 501 or visit www.skaillhouse.co.uk

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed. Please note this does not apply to students.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members get free entry to our sites, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid membership on arrival. 
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  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit the castle. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).

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Opening times

Due to the weather, this site is closed on Friday 9 February.

1 April to 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 October to 31 March:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

Café opening times 

1 April to 31 October:
Daily, 10am to last orders at 3.15pm

View our sample menu (subject to change) [PDF, 103KB]

Find out more about the local products we use [PDF, 145KB]

Closed

25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

Due to the weather, this site is closed on Friday 9 February.

We recommend booking online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

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