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Orkneys, Scotland

Skara Brae Scotland

The Neolithic village of Skara Brae is located near the Bay of Skaill, 15 km North from the city of Stromness, on the west coast of Mainland island (Orkneys Isands, Scotland). 
Thanks to the layer of sediments that has hidden and protected the village until 1850, the Neolithic village is kept in perfect conditions despite of 5000 years of age (its origins predate the construction of the pyramids of Giza and Stonehenge) and it is considered today one of the best preserved prehistoric villages in the world.
In 1999 it was recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Indiana Jones talks about Skara Brae to his students during a class at Marshall College.

At Orkney Islands / Scotland's North coast you can watch orcas and whales and have a swim in awesome sandy beaches (...beware of the freezing water!).